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Table 2 Comparison of the parent-adolescent relationship and parentsattitude regarding alcohol use between the five segments

From: Alcohol segment-specific associations between the quality of the parent–child relationship and adolescent alcohol use

  1. Ordinaries 2. High spirits 3. Consciously sobers 4. Ordinary sobers 5. Socials Total
Quality relationship with parents N = 5360 25.86 345 N = 2298 25.63 345 N = 2880 27.28 12 N = 826 27.42 12 N = 1011 27.41 12 N = 12375 26.35
Attitude parents N = 2785   N = 2117   N = 230   N = 86   N = 604   N = 5822
Accept 51% 25 64% 13 50% 25 48%   70% 13 58%
Think the adolescent needs to drink less 4% 235 10% 1345 0% 12 1% 2 2% 12 6%
Discourage 20% 2 11% 134 27% 25 22% 2 14% 3 16%
Forbid 4% 5 2% 4 2%   7% 25 1% 14 3%
Don’t know 8% 25 4% 15 5% 5 5%   1% 123 6%
Don’t say anything about it 13% 2 9% 13 16% 2 17%   12%   11%
  1. 12345 = statistically significant different from other segments at p ≤ .01.