A telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding teenage drinking.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302542
Title:
A telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding teenage drinking.
Authors:
Smyth, Bobby P; Darker, Catherine D; Donnelly-Swift, Erica; Barry, Joe M; Allwright, Shane Pa
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. bobby.smyth@hse.ie
Citation:
A telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding teenage drinking. 2010, 10:297 BMC Public Health
Publisher:
BMC public health
Journal:
BMC public health
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302542
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2458-10-297
PubMed ID:
20515492
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20515492
Abstract:
Irish teenagers demonstrate high rates of drunkenness and there has been a progressive fall in age of first drinking in recent decades. International research indicates that parents exert substantial influence over their teenager's drinking. We sought to determine the attitudes and behaviours of Irish parents towards drinking by their adolescent children.; We conducted a telephone survey of a representative sample of of 234 parents who had a teenager aged between 13 and 17 years.; Six per cent reported that they would be unconcerned if their son or daughter was to binge drink once per month. On the issue of introducing children to alcohol in the home, 27% viewed this as a good idea while 63% disagreed with this practice. Eleven per cent of parents reported that they had given a drink to their teenager at home. Parents who drank regularly themselves, who were from higher socio-demographic groups and who lived in the east of Ireland demonstrated more permissive attitudes to teenage drinking.; We found no evidence of widespread permissive attitudes and behaviours among Irish parents. Given that parental influences have been demonstrated to exert substantial impact on teenage drinking, it may be possible to harness the concerns of Irish parents more effectively to reverse the trends of escalating alcohol related harm in Ireland.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Adult; Alcohol Drinking; Data Collection; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Parenting; Parents; Questionnaires; Socioeconomic Factors; Telephone
ISSN:
1471-2458

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bobby Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDarker, Catherine Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly-Swift, Ericaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Joe Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorAllwright, Shane Paen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-01T08:25:07Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-01T08:25:07Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationA telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding teenage drinking. 2010, 10:297 BMC Public Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458-
dc.identifier.pmid20515492-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-10-297-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302542-
dc.description.abstractIrish teenagers demonstrate high rates of drunkenness and there has been a progressive fall in age of first drinking in recent decades. International research indicates that parents exert substantial influence over their teenager's drinking. We sought to determine the attitudes and behaviours of Irish parents towards drinking by their adolescent children.-
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a telephone survey of a representative sample of of 234 parents who had a teenager aged between 13 and 17 years.-
dc.description.abstractSix per cent reported that they would be unconcerned if their son or daughter was to binge drink once per month. On the issue of introducing children to alcohol in the home, 27% viewed this as a good idea while 63% disagreed with this practice. Eleven per cent of parents reported that they had given a drink to their teenager at home. Parents who drank regularly themselves, who were from higher socio-demographic groups and who lived in the east of Ireland demonstrated more permissive attitudes to teenage drinking.-
dc.description.abstractWe found no evidence of widespread permissive attitudes and behaviours among Irish parents. Given that parental influences have been demonstrated to exert substantial impact on teenage drinking, it may be possible to harness the concerns of Irish parents more effectively to reverse the trends of escalating alcohol related harm in Ireland.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMC public healthen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20515492en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMC public healthen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavior-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking-
dc.subject.meshData Collection-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshParenting-
dc.subject.meshParents-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshTelephone-
dc.titleA telephone survey of parental attitudes and behaviours regarding teenage drinking.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health & Primary Care, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. bobby.smyth@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMC public healthen_GB

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