Family relationships and alcohol use from adolescence to early adulthood

dc.contributor.advisorNorton, Aaron, Ph. D., LMFT
dc.creatorFalbo, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-12T14:43:51Z
dc.date.available2019-02-12T14:43:51Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued11/26/2018
dc.date.submittedDec-18
dc.date.updated2019-02-12T14:43:51Z
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has explored sibling relationships, romantic relationships, parent-child relationships, and alcohol use in adolescence and early adulthood (Fleming, White, & Catalano, 2010; Rauer & Volling, 2007; Samek & Rueter, 2011). However, the research is miniscule when examining how these factors influence one another. This study examined adolescent family-of-origin relationships, as well as adolescent alcohol use, and its influence on early adulthood relationships and alcohol use, through the lens of Attachment Theory. This study used a subset of participants from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (ADD Health) (Harris & Udry, 2008) (N = 764). The results suggest that relationships and behaviors endure over time. Adolescents’ perceived closeness with both mother and father had a positive influence on perceived closeness with mother and father in early adulthood and alcohol use in adolescence had a positive influence on alcohol use in early adulthood. Furthermore, closeness with mother in adolescence had a negative influence on partner relationship quality in early adulthood. Additionally, alcohol use in adolescence had a positive influence on closeness with mother and father in early adulthood. Implications for clinicians, families and researchers are discussed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/10986
dc.subjectFamily
dc.subjectAlcohol Use
dc.subjectRelationships
dc.subjectSiblings
dc.subjectPartner Relationships
dc.titleFamily relationships and alcohol use from adolescence to early adulthood
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentFamily Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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