Parental Influences on Internalizing and Externalizing Pathways to Alcohol Use and Alcohol Related Problems
Julie A. Patock-Peckham(1), Antonio A. Morgan-Lopez(2), and Mallary Kleeschulte(3)
(1)Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA; (2)RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA; (3)Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA
Comorbidity of Depression and Alcohol Use Disorders. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009, 198 pages.
Relationships with parental role models can be as essential to an individual in emerging adulthood as having friendships or even romantic partners [1, 2]. Emerging adulthood denotes the period of life from early adolescence to young adulthood . This is the period of life in which substance use disorders have often been documented to be at their peak over the life span . Recent attention has been drawn to the importance of measuring the influences of both mothers and fathers regarding college student drinking behaviors [5, 6, 7, 8, 9] when examining internalizing and externalizing symptomatology. Recent literature suggests, a parent respondent gender match, versus mismatch, may be worth examining regarding a variety of disorders often associated with alcohol use or alcohol related problems. This chapter will focus on studies of this type.