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Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Association Between Parent Communication and College Freshmen's Alcohol Use
Journal of Drug Education  Volume 39, Number 2 / 2009

Using a cross-sectional survey, data were collected from 265 first-year college students to determine if parent-student alcohol communication is associated with college drinking or drinking consequences and if this relationship is mediated by students' parental subjective norms, attitudes toward drinking, and perceived risk.
Findings indicate that parental communication regarding the negative effects of alcohol may be ineffective at reducing college drinking or drinking consequences.
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