Sen, Bisakha (2009): The relationship between frequency of family dinner and adolescent problem behaviors after adjusting for other family characteristics. Published in: Journal of Adolescence , Vol. 33, (2010): pp. 187-196.
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Objective: To examine the association between frequency of family dinners (FFD) and selected problem behaviors for adolescents after adjusting for family connectedness, parental awareness, other family activities, and other potentially confounding factors. Methods: Data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997. The primary variable of interest is self-reported FFD in a typical week. Problem behaviors studied are substance-use, physical violence, property-destruction, stealing, running away from home, and gang membership. Multivariate logistic models are estimated for each behaviors. Linear regression models are estimated for behavior-frequency for the subsamples engaging in them. Analysis is done separately by gender. Results: FFD is negatively associated with substance-use and running away for females; drinking, physical violence, property-destruction, stealing and running away for males. Conclusion: Family meals are negatively associated to certain problem behaviors for adolescents even after controlling rigorously for potentially confounding factors. Thus, programs that promote family meals are beneficial.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The relationship between frequency of family dinner and adolescent problem behaviors after adjusting for other family characteristics|
|Keywords:||adolescents; teens; dinner; family; substance-use; violence; delinquency.|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production|
|Depositing User:||bisakha sen|
|Date Deposited:||12. Aug 2010 10:17|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 23:26|
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