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).
|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|
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