Parental monitoring and changes in substance use among latino/a and non-latino/a preadolescents in the Southwest

Scott T. Yabiku, Flavio Marsiglia, Stephen Kulis, Monica B. Parsai, David Becerra, Melissa Del-Colle

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Abstract

Prior research shows parental monitoring is associated with less substance use, but these studies have some limitations. Many examine older adolescents from White, Euro-American heritage, and cross-sectional studies are unable to test if parental monitoring decreases substance use over time. We address these limitations with longitudinal data of 2,034 primarily Latino preadolescents in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in 20042005. We use multilevel regression with multiple imputation of missing data. We find parental monitoring has beneficial, longitudinal effects on youth's substance use and related intentions, norms, and attitudes. Effects are invariant to gender or Latino ethnicity, except in the case of marijuana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2524-2550
Number of pages27
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume45
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Latino/Latina
  • exosystem
  • expectancies
  • macrosystem
  • mesosystem
  • microsystem
  • parental monitoring
  • preadolescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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