Favorable Parental Attitudes

Family Risk Factors


Favorable Parental Attitudes Toward the Problem Behavior (Antisocial and AOTD)


Parental attitudes and behavior influence the attitude and behavior of their children. Parental approval of youth risk behavior increases the likelihood of youth engaging in that behavior

Predictors

  • Substance Abuse
  • Delinquency
  • Violence

Indicators

  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
  • PAYS Question: "How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to drink alcohol?"
  • PAYS Question: "How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to smoke pot?"
  • PAYS Risk Factor Scale Scores:
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs
    • Antisocial Behavior
Data for Favorable Parental Attitudes Toward the Problem Behavior