Factors associated with parental rules for adolescent alcohol use

Conor Gilligan*, John W. Toumbourou, Kypros Kypri, Patrick Mcelduff

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This study used the Resilient Families baseline survey to examine associations between the connectedness of parents within the school and parents' rules regarding their children's use of alcohol, prior participation in parenting education, and parents' demographic characteristics. The study involved parents of Year 7 students (mean age 12 years) at secondary schools in Melbourne, Australia (N = 1,238; 2004). Most parents (54%) had no connections with parents of other children in their child's school year. Allowing children to have sips of alcohol or drinks on special occasions was reported by 23% and 6% of parents, respectively, but neither was significantly associated with parental connectedness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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