The association of puberty and young adolescent alcohol use: do parents have a moderating role?

Li, H. Karen, Kelly, Adrian B., Chan, Gary C. K., Toumbourou, John W., Patton, George C. and Williams, Joanne W. (2014) The association of puberty and young adolescent alcohol use: do parents have a moderating role?. Addictive Behaviors, 39 10: 1389-1393. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.05.006

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Author Li, H. Karen
Kelly, Adrian B.
Chan, Gary C. K.
Toumbourou, John W.
Patton, George C.
Williams, Joanne W.
Title The association of puberty and young adolescent alcohol use: do parents have a moderating role?
Journal name Addictive Behaviors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-6327
0306-4603
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.05.006
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 39
Issue 10
Start page 1389
End page 1393
Total pages 5
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To explore the extent to which parent-adolescent emotional closeness, family conflict, and parental permissiveness moderate the association of puberty and alcohol use in adolescents (aged 10-14).

Methods: Cross-sectional survey of 7631 adolescents from 231 Australian schools. Measures included pubertal status, recent (30. day) alcohol use, parent-adolescent emotional closeness, family conflict, parental permissiveness of alcohol use and peer alcohol use. The analysis was based on a two-level (individuals nested within schools) logistic regression model, with main effects entered first, and interaction terms added second.

Results: The interaction of family factors and pubertal stage did not improve the fit of the model, so a main effect model of family factors and pubertal stage was adopted. There were significant main effects for pubertal stage with boys in middle puberty at increased odds of alcohol use, and girls in advanced puberty at increased odds of alcohol use.

Conclusions: Puberty and family factors were strong predictors of adolescent alcohol use, but family factors did not account for variation in the association of pubertal stage and alcohol use.
Keyword Adolescent
Alcohol
Puberty
Parents
Permissiveness
Family relationships
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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