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Parental Influence on Inhalant Use
Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse (2012)
  • Alina Baltazar
  • Gary Hopkins
  • Duane C McBride
  • Curtis J VanderWaal, Dr., Andrews University
  • Sara Pepper
  • Sarah Mackey

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.

  • adolescent,
  • inhalant use,
  • parental bonding,
  • parental monitoring,
  • rural,
  • verbal aggression
Publication Date
November, 2012
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Citation Information
Alina Baltazar, Gary Hopkins, Duane C McBride, Curtis J VanderWaal, et al.. "Parental Influence on Inhalant Use" Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (2012)
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