Perceived parental alcohol problems, internalizing problems and impaired parent-child relationships among 71,988 young people in Denmark

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Resumé

AIMS: To test the hypothesis that young people with perceived parental alcohol problems have poorer parent-child relationships and more emotional symptoms, low self-esteem, loneliness, and depression than young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis using data from the Danish National Youth Study 2014, a web-based national survey.

SETTING: DENMARK: PARTICIPANTS: 71.988 high school and vocational school students (aged 12-25, nested in 119 schools and 3.186 school classes) recruited throughout 2014.

MEASUREMENTS: Outcome variables included internalizing problems such as emotional symptoms, depression, self-esteem, loneliness and aspects of the parent-child relationship. The main predictor variable was perceived parental alcohol problems, including the severity of the perceived problems and living with a parent with alcohol problems. Control variables included age, sex, education, ethnicity, parents' separation and economic problems in the family.

FINDINGS: Boys and girls with perceived parental alcohol problems had statistically significant higher odds of reporting internalizing problems (OR = 1.58 for boys; 1.49 for girls) and poor parent-child relationships (e.g. lack of parental interest: OR = 1.96 for boys; 2.29 for girls) compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems. The associations were not significantly stronger for mother's alcohol problems or if the young person lived with the parent with perceived alcohol problems.

CONCLUSION: Boys and girls in secondary education in Denmark who report perceived parental alcohol problems have significantly higher odds of internalizing problems and poorer parent-child relationships compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAddiction
Vol/bind111
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)1966-1974
ISSN0965-2140
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

Fingeraftryk

Child of Impaired Parents
Parent-Child Relations
Denmark
Alcohols
Loneliness
Depression
Sex Education

Citer dette

@article{4751517096894f77afe9b9b0511aca6f,
title = "Perceived parental alcohol problems, internalizing problems and impaired parent-child relationships among 71,988 young people in Denmark",
abstract = "AIMS: To test the hypothesis that young people with perceived parental alcohol problems have poorer parent-child relationships and more emotional symptoms, low self-esteem, loneliness, and depression than young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis using data from the Danish National Youth Study 2014, a web-based national survey.SETTING: DENMARK: PARTICIPANTS: 71.988 high school and vocational school students (aged 12-25, nested in 119 schools and 3.186 school classes) recruited throughout 2014.MEASUREMENTS: Outcome variables included internalizing problems such as emotional symptoms, depression, self-esteem, loneliness and aspects of the parent-child relationship. The main predictor variable was perceived parental alcohol problems, including the severity of the perceived problems and living with a parent with alcohol problems. Control variables included age, sex, education, ethnicity, parents' separation and economic problems in the family.FINDINGS: Boys and girls with perceived parental alcohol problems had statistically significant higher odds of reporting internalizing problems (OR = 1.58 for boys; 1.49 for girls) and poor parent-child relationships (e.g. lack of parental interest: OR = 1.96 for boys; 2.29 for girls) compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems. The associations were not significantly stronger for mother's alcohol problems or if the young person lived with the parent with perceived alcohol problems.CONCLUSION: Boys and girls in secondary education in Denmark who report perceived parental alcohol problems have significantly higher odds of internalizing problems and poorer parent-child relationships compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.",
author = "Pisinger, {Veronica S C} and Kim Bloomfield and Tolstrup, {Janne S}",
note = "This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1111/add.13508",
language = "English",
volume = "111",
pages = "1966--1974",
journal = "Addiction",
issn = "0965-2140",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "11",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Perceived parental alcohol problems, internalizing problems and impaired parent-child relationships among 71,988 young people in Denmark

AU - Pisinger, Veronica S C

AU - Bloomfield, Kim

AU - Tolstrup, Janne S

N1 - This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - AIMS: To test the hypothesis that young people with perceived parental alcohol problems have poorer parent-child relationships and more emotional symptoms, low self-esteem, loneliness, and depression than young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis using data from the Danish National Youth Study 2014, a web-based national survey.SETTING: DENMARK: PARTICIPANTS: 71.988 high school and vocational school students (aged 12-25, nested in 119 schools and 3.186 school classes) recruited throughout 2014.MEASUREMENTS: Outcome variables included internalizing problems such as emotional symptoms, depression, self-esteem, loneliness and aspects of the parent-child relationship. The main predictor variable was perceived parental alcohol problems, including the severity of the perceived problems and living with a parent with alcohol problems. Control variables included age, sex, education, ethnicity, parents' separation and economic problems in the family.FINDINGS: Boys and girls with perceived parental alcohol problems had statistically significant higher odds of reporting internalizing problems (OR = 1.58 for boys; 1.49 for girls) and poor parent-child relationships (e.g. lack of parental interest: OR = 1.96 for boys; 2.29 for girls) compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems. The associations were not significantly stronger for mother's alcohol problems or if the young person lived with the parent with perceived alcohol problems.CONCLUSION: Boys and girls in secondary education in Denmark who report perceived parental alcohol problems have significantly higher odds of internalizing problems and poorer parent-child relationships compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.

AB - AIMS: To test the hypothesis that young people with perceived parental alcohol problems have poorer parent-child relationships and more emotional symptoms, low self-esteem, loneliness, and depression than young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis using data from the Danish National Youth Study 2014, a web-based national survey.SETTING: DENMARK: PARTICIPANTS: 71.988 high school and vocational school students (aged 12-25, nested in 119 schools and 3.186 school classes) recruited throughout 2014.MEASUREMENTS: Outcome variables included internalizing problems such as emotional symptoms, depression, self-esteem, loneliness and aspects of the parent-child relationship. The main predictor variable was perceived parental alcohol problems, including the severity of the perceived problems and living with a parent with alcohol problems. Control variables included age, sex, education, ethnicity, parents' separation and economic problems in the family.FINDINGS: Boys and girls with perceived parental alcohol problems had statistically significant higher odds of reporting internalizing problems (OR = 1.58 for boys; 1.49 for girls) and poor parent-child relationships (e.g. lack of parental interest: OR = 1.96 for boys; 2.29 for girls) compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems. The associations were not significantly stronger for mother's alcohol problems or if the young person lived with the parent with perceived alcohol problems.CONCLUSION: Boys and girls in secondary education in Denmark who report perceived parental alcohol problems have significantly higher odds of internalizing problems and poorer parent-child relationships compared with young people without perceived parental alcohol problems.

U2 - 10.1111/add.13508

DO - 10.1111/add.13508

M3 - Journal article

VL - 111

SP - 1966

EP - 1974

JO - Addiction

JF - Addiction

SN - 0965-2140

IS - 11

ER -