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Table 5 Findings from multiple linear regression examining the associations between total Guidelines mastery and parent and child characteristics (N = 489)

From: What are parents doing to reduce adolescent alcohol misuse? Evaluating concordance with parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use

  Beta t p
Parental age1 -0.05 -1.07 0.284
Male parent -0.09 -2.09 0.037
Concern about adolescent’s current alcohol consumption -0.06 -0.88 0.378
Concern about adolescent’s future risk of developing alcohol problems -0.03 -0.52 0.604
Concern about adolescent’s risk of mental health problems -0.01 -0.19 0.852
Parental alcohol-related beliefs agree with Australian alcohol use guidelines 0.09 2.17 0.031
Parental drinking within safe levels according to Australian guidelines 0.16 3.88 0.000
Presence of other adults in household with drinking problem -0.09 -2.20 0.028
Child age2 0.10 1.65 0.099
Male child -0.01 -0.22 0.830
Parent-reported frequency of adolescent drinking (current) -0.13 -1.72 0.087
Confidence about reported frequency of adolescent drinking 0.07 1.27 0.203
Parent-reported age of adolescent alcohol initiation 0.14 2.89 0.004
Confidence about reported age of adolescent alcohol initiation 0.16 3.00 0.003
R2 = 0.22, F (15, 473) = 8.91, p < 0.001
  1. Note.1Parent age was measured in years, within the categories 29 or under, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70 or over. 2Child age was measured in years, within the categories 11 or under, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 or over. Significant predictors are presented in bold.