Parental Knowledge and Adolescent Adjustment: Substance use and Health-Related Quality of Life

  1. Jiménez Iglesias, Antonia 1
  2. Moreno Rodríguez, María del Carmen 1
  3. Granado Alcón, María Carmen 2
  4. López Durán, Ana 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


The Spanish Journal of Psychology

ISSN: 1138-7416

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 15

Issue: 1

Pages: 132-144

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/REV_SJOP.2012.V15.N1.37297 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This study analyses two models (maternal and paternal) in which parental care and sources of parental knowledge moderated the relationship between parents' knowledge about their adolescents' lives and adolescents' substance use and health-related quality of life. The sample was made up of 15942 Spanish adolescents who participated in the 2006 edition of Health Behavior in School-aged Children Study. Results showed that increased parents' knowledge about their adolescents' lives reduced adolescents' substance use and increased their quality of life. With respect to the moderation relationship, a limited effect was found. However, parental care and sources of parental knowledge used by both parents generally had main effects on adolescents' substance use and health-related quality of life, with care being the most relevant variable in the health-related quality of life, while knowledge was the most relevant one for substance use.

Funding information

This research has been funded by an agreement signed between the Spanish Ministerio de Sanidad y Política Social and the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).

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