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Parent and Peer Influences on Emerging Adult Substance Use Disorder: A Genetically Informed Study

Abstract The present study utilized longitudinal data from a high-risk community sample (n=254, 52.8% female, 47.2% children of alcoholics, 74% non-Hispanic Caucasian) to test questions concerning the effects of genetic risk, parental knowledge, and peer substance use on emerging adult substance use disorders (SUDs). Specifically, this study examined whether parental knowledge and peer substance use mediated the effects of parent alcohol use disorder (AUD) and genetic risk for behavioral undercontrol on SUD. The current study also examined whether genetic risk moderated effects of parental knowledge and peer substance use on risk for SUD. Finally, this study examined these questions over and above a genetic "control" which explained a larg... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Bountress, Kaitlin (Author) / Chassin, Laurie (Advisor) / Crnic, Keith (Committee member) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Committee member) / MacKinnon, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Gene-Environment Correlation / Gene-Environment Interaction / Parenting / Peer Influences / Substance Use Disorders
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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