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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Investigating Parental Monitoring, School And Family Influences On Adolescent Alcohol Use

Key Findings

  • Children whose parents exert greater control over their free time activities tend to drink less frequently. Early control has a lasting influence on alcohol use
  • Higher rates of drinking in early adolescence leads to reduced levels of parent-controlled boundaries and limits at home
  • Being in a school with a higher proportion of frequent drinkers is a risk factor for frequent drinking
  • Girls who attend single-sex post-primary schools tend to drink more than pupils attending co-educational schools or male-only schools

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