Parental Supervision and Adolescent Drinking Behavior

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I. Hypothesis.

The purpose of this research is to find out if parental supervision has an influence in adolescents’ drinking behavior.
II. Literature Review. Research suggests that parents play an important role in the lives of children. Some of these parents have a negative or positive influence on the lives of the children. Shin, Edwards, Heeren, & Amodeo (2009) stated that in the United Stated nearly 3.3 million referrals were made to state and local child protective services (CPS) for assessment or investigation in 2006. Out of these million referrals, 905, 000 were judged to be victims of child abuse or neglect. Childhood maltreatment has been associated to alcohol abuse. “Although many studies have found a
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Although, existing literature has been inconsistent, communication between parent-child about substance use make adolescents apprehensive about is drinking and lowers alcohol, tobacco, or other drug (ATOD) (Williams, Nigg, Kittinger, & Eller, 2010). William et al. (2010) stated that overall, adolescent alcohol drinking and parent expectations, attitudes, and permissiveness is more conclusive. When parents provide a clear-alcoholic specific rule in the house, drinking behavior has been delayed in both younger and older adolescents. In a telephone survey of 20,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 stated that they disapproved of substance use when their parents strongly disapproved of them. However talking about disapproval of drinking in the household is not enough; Williams et al. (2010) tried to study if parent’s restriction plays a role in the child’s perception of alcohol drinking. The 12 item Youth Alcohol Survey was used to assessed adolescent drinking behavior that was designed by the Hawaii Strategic Prevention framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) Maui County Advisory Committee. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 were recruited throughout Maui County from eleven youth centers and after school programs. The results demonstrated that these adolescents had some degree of restriction at home. A majority of the adolescent (80%) reported that their
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