Parental and Peer Influences on the Risk of Adolescent Drug Use

  title={Parental and Peer Influences on the Risk of Adolescent Drug Use},
  author={Stephen J. Bahr and John P. Hoffmann and Xiaoyan Yang},
  journal={Journal of Primary Prevention},
Using a probability sample of 4,230 adolescents from grades 7–12, we used negative binomial regression to estimate the effects of peer and six family variables on the risk of adolescent drug use. Peer drug use had relatively strong effects of adolescent drug use. Parental drug attitudes, sibling drug use, and adult drug use had significant direct effects net of peer influences. In addition, they had significant indirect effects that were mediated by peer drug use. The influences of parental… 
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