Does parental monitoring and disapproval explain variations in alcohol use among adolescents from different countries of birth?

Chan, Gary C.K., Kelly, Adrian B., Connor, Jason P., Hall, Wayne D., Young, Ross McD. and Williams, Joanne W. 2016, Does parental monitoring and disapproval explain variations in alcohol use among adolescents from different countries of birth?, Drug and alcohol review, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 741-749, doi: 10.1111/dar.12413.

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Title Does parental monitoring and disapproval explain variations in alcohol use among adolescents from different countries of birth?
Author(s) Chan, Gary C.K.
Kelly, Adrian B.
Connor, Jason P.
Hall, Wayne D.
Young, Ross McD.
Williams, Joanne W.ORCID iD for Williams, Joanne W. orcid.org/0000-0002-5633-1592
Journal name Drug and alcohol review
Volume number 35
Issue number 6
Start page 741
End page 749
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1465-3362
Keyword(s) adolescent
alcohol use
immigrant
parental disapproval
parental monitoring
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Substance Abuse
SUBSTANCE USE
ETHNIC-DIFFERENCES
BINGE DRINKING
BEHAVIOR
RISK
SOCIALIZATION
INTERVENTION
PREVALENCE
PREVENTION
INITIATION
Summary INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: This study investigated the extent to which parental monitoring and parental disapproval of alcohol use account for the association between country of birth and adolescent alcohol use.

DESIGN AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 10 273 adolescents from grades 7 (Mean age = 12.5 years), 9 (14.5 years) and 11 (16.4 years) in Victoria, Australia. Participants completed a questionnaire during class time. Mediation analyses were performed to examine the extent to which parental monitoring and parental disapproval of alcohol use accounted for variations in past 30 day alcohol use between Australian-born and immigrant adolescents.

RESULTS: Alcohol use in the past 30 days ranged from 8.0% to 44.4% for participants from different countries/regions of birth. Those born in Asia (odds ratio 0.20-0.51, P < 0.05) and Africa (odds ratio 0.45, P < 0.01) were much less likely to have consumed alcohol compared to those born in Australia. Adolescents from these two regions (except for Western Asia) reported higher levels of parental monitoring and parental disapproval of alcohol use (P < 0.05). Higher levels of parental monitoring and parental disapproval of alcohol use partially mediated the association between birth place and alcohol use (P < 0.05).

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: There were large variations in alcohol use between Australian-born and immigrant adolescents from different countries/regions. Adolescents from Asia or Africa were much less likely to consume alcohol, and this protective effect was partially accounted for by parental monitoring and disapproval of alcohol use.[Chan GCK, Kelly AB, Connor JP, Hall WD, Young RM, Williams JW. Does parental monitoring and disapproval explain variations in alcohol use among adolescents from different countries of birth?
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/dar.12413
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088024

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