The present study seeks to explore the various relationships among parental drinking habits and college students' drinking behaviors. Participants were 212 undergraduates (66% female) with a mean age of 20.55 years enrolled in a general education course at the University of Northern Iowa. Parent and college student drinking was associated. Students with a risky drinking father were more influenced by parental drinking habits than those students without a risky drinking father. Having a risk.11 drinking mother was predictive of binge drinking for college females only. Using the family to make students more aware of the origins of their drinking patterns is a unique avenue that may have potential for success in the reduction of binge drinking.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Wiersma, Jacquelyn D. and Linney, Kirsten D.
"Parental Drinking Behaviors: Influences on College Student's Drinking,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 34.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/34