Journal article

What are parents doing to reduce adolescent alcohol misuse? Evaluating concordance with parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use

Marie BH Yap, Anthony F Jorm, Dan I Lubman

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Parenting Guidelines for Adolescent Alcohol Use were developed to support parents in reducing adolescent alcohol misuse. The aims of this paper were to: (1) validate an online parent self-assessment survey as a criterion-referenced measure of parental factors that are important for predicting adolescent alcohol misuse; (2) examine parent web-users' concordance with the Parenting Guidelines (extent to which their knowledge and behaviours align with Guidelines recommendations), and (3) examine the associations of parent and child characteristics with parental Guidelines concordance. METHODS: Participants were 489 parents who completed the online survey. The survey assessed pare..

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