College Drinking Behaviors: Mediational Links between Parenting Styles, Impulse Control and Alcohol-Related Outcomes
Mediational links between parenting styles (authoritative, authoritarian, permissive), impulsiveness (general control), drinking control (specific control), and alcohol use and abuse were tested. a pattern-mixture approach (for modeling non-ignorable missing data) with multiple-group structural equation models with 421 (206 female, 215 male) college students was used. Gender was examined as a potential moderator of parenting styles on control processes related to drinking. Specifically, the parent-child gender match was found to have implications for increased levels of impulsiveness (a significant mediator of parenting effects on drinking control). These findings suggest that a parent with a permissive parenting style who is the same gender as the respondent can directly influence control processes and indirectly influence alcohol use and abuse.
Patock-Peckham, J., & Morgan-Lopez, A. A. (2006). College Drinking Behaviors: Mediational Links between Parenting Styles, Impulse Control and Alcohol-Related Outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20(2), pp. 117-125.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.20.2.117
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