Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Pubertal timing as a moderator of the associations between parental restrictiveness and adolescent alcohol abuse
by Dickson, Daniel J., M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2014, 85; 1691782
Abstract (Summary)

Adolescent alcohol abuse increases across the adolescent years. If left unchecked, alcohol abuse can give rise to delinquency, poor grades, and risky sexual behavior (Stueve & O’Donnell, 2005; Ellickson, Tucker, & Klein, 2003). Past research suggests that minimal parental oversight increases the risk for adolescent alcohol abuse. There is also evidence, however, that parents withdraw from oversight in the face of adolescent problem behaviors (Barber & Olsen, 1997; Hafen & Laursen, 2009). Each may vary according to the child’s physical development. Parents may respond to pubertal maturation with reduced supervision and early maturing girls may be sensitive to parent supervision because of the additional pressures and attention they receive from older, possibly deviant, peers (Stattin, Kerr, & Skoog, 2011).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Laursen, Brett
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Developmental psychology
Keywords: Adolescent alcohol abuse, Adolescent development, Autonomy granting, Parent-child relationships, Parental restrictiveness, Pubertal timing
Publication Number: 1691782
ISBN: 978-1-321-66559-8
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