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Parental Influence on Inhalant Use
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse (2013)
  • Alina Baltazar, Andrews University
  • Gary Hopkins, Andrews University
  • Duane C McBride, Andrews University
  • Curt Vanderwaal, Andrews University
  • Sara Pepper, Andrews University
  • Sarah Mackey, Andrews University
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine the dynamics of the relationship between parents and their adolescent children and their association with lifetime and past-month inhalant usage. The population studied was seventh- through ninth-grade students in rural Idaho (N = 570). The authors found a small, but consistent, significant inverse correlation between parental bonding and monitoring of behavior and inhalant usage. There was also a significant positive correlation between verbally aggressive behavior in the family and inhalant use. The data imply that family interaction may play a significant role in the use of inhalants and that the family can play a major role in prevention.

Keywords
  • adolescent,
  • inhalant use,
  • parental bonding; parental monitoring; rural; verbal aggression
Publication Date
January, 2013
Publisher Statement
Retrieved February 23, 2015. From http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1067828X.2012.729904#abstract
Citation Information
Alina Baltazar, Gary Hopkins, Duane C McBride, Curt Vanderwaal, et al.. "Parental Influence on Inhalant Use" Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alina_baltazar/1/