Parental Alcoholism and Offspring Behavior Problems: Findings in Australian Children of Twins

Mary Waldron, Nicholas G. Martin and Andrew C. Heath (2009) Parental Alcoholism and Offspring Behavior Problems: Findings in Australian Children of Twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 12 5: 433-440. doi:10.1375/twin.12.5.433


Author Mary Waldron
Nicholas G. Martin
Andrew C. Heath
Title Parental Alcoholism and Offspring Behavior Problems: Findings in Australian Children of Twins
Formatted title
Parental Alcoholism and Offspring Behavior Problems: Findings in Australian Children of Twins
Journal name Twin Research and Human Genetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1832-4274
Publication date 2009-10
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/twin.12.5.433
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 433
End page 440
Total pages 8
Editor Katherine M Kirk
Nicholas G Martin
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract We examine the impact of rearing by an alcoholic parent on risk for child behavior problems using data on 2492 offspring drawn from two ongoing studies of children of female and male same- and opposite-sex twin pairs. Results of regression models predicting child behavior problems from parent and co-twin lifetime history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) provide support for genetic but not environmental transmission of externalizing and a measure of total problem behaviors. Results for internalizing behavior were inconclusive with respect to transmission of risk.
Formatted abstract
We examine the impact of rearing by an alcoholic parent on risk for child behavior problems using data on 2492 offspring drawn from two ongoing studies of children of female and male same- and opposite-sex twin pairs. Results of regression models predicting child behavior problems from parent and co-twin lifetime history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) provide support for genetic but not environmental transmission of externalizing and a measure of total problem behaviors. Results for internalizing behavior were inconclusive with respect to transmission of risk.

Keyword behavior problems
children of twins
parental alcoholism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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