Peer Influence on Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Moderating Role of Parental Support and Discipline

@article{Marshal2000PeerIO,
  title={Peer Influence on Adolescent Alcohol Use: The Moderating Role of Parental Support and Discipline},
  author={Michael P Marshal and Laurie A. Chassin},
  journal={Applied Developmental Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={80 - 88}
}
This study tested the moderating effects of parental social support and consistency of discipline on the relation between adolescents' affiliation with drug-use promoting peers and their subsequent alcohol use. Participants were a subsample (n = 300) of 454 children of alcoholics and matched community controls (ages 101/2-151/2 years). Results indicated that mothers' and fathers' social support and consistency of discipline buffered the effects of peer group affiliation on girls' alcohol use… 
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