Title

Parenting Practices as Moderators of the Relationship Between Peers and Adolescent Marijuana Use

Keywords

adolescent marijuana use, authoritative parenting, closeness to parents, parental monitoring

Abstract

Using data from a probability sample of 4,987 adolescents, we examine the degree to which closeness to mother, closeness to father, parental support, and parental monitoring buffer the relationship between peer drug use and adolescent marijuana use. The relationship between peer drug use and adolescent marijuana use was attenuated by both closeness to father and the perception that parents would catch them for major rule violations. These findings confirm the value of conceptualizing certain family characteristics as separate variables and verify that authoritative parenting may help insulate adolescents from peer pressure to use drugs.

Original Publication Citation

Dorius, Cassandra Rasmussen, Stephen J. Bahr, John P. Hoffmann, and Elizabeth Lovelady Harmon. 2004. “Parenting Practices as Moderators of the Relationship between Peers and Adolescent Marijuana Use.” Journal of Marriage and Family 66(1): 163-178.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2004-2

Publisher

Journal of Marriage and Family

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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