What is it about?

This study demonstrates that increases in parental monitoring and decreases in family conflict are associated with less adolescent alcohol use during high school. The study indicates the importance of continued parental monitoring during high school regardless of ethnicity or gender.

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Why is it important?

This study demonstrates the importance of parenting and decreased family conflict during the high school years to help adolescents use less alcohol.


Parental monitoring has been demonstrated to be important for early adolescents and this study extends the findings to high school students.

James Bray
University of Texas at San Antonio

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This page is a summary of: Parental monitoring, family conflict, and adolescent alcohol use: A longitudinal latent class analysis., Journal of Family Psychology, July 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/fam0001019.
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