Media Alcohol Exposure, Parenting, and Early Adolescent Drinking
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This paper examines the impact of parental restriction of mature media and alcohol content exposure on adolescents’ perceptions of peer drinking and alcohol use outcomes. When parental restrictions were not in place, adolescents reported greater exposure to alcohol content, leading to higher perceived peer drinking. Parental media restriction and adolescents’ perceptions about their peers are both mechanisms through which alcohol-saturated media influences youth drinking.
This paper, “Mechanisms Underlying Associations between Media Alcohol Exposure, Parenting, and Early Adolescent Drinking: A Moderated Sequential Mediation Model,” was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and published in the Journal of youth and adolescence.