The present study examined the relationships among parental beliefs about efficacy in the prevention of adolescent substance use, parenting practices, adolescent competence skills, and substance use. Data were obtained from a sample of 2015 parent-adolescent dyads recruited from 30 junior high schools in Taipei City and Taouyun County, Taiwan, 2010. Adolescent and parent self-administered questionnaires were collected. Multivariate analysis results showed that male adolescents from low SES families were more likely to use tobacco/alcohol, while adolescents with higher efficacy parents and with higher levels of competence skills were less likely to use tobacco/alcohol. In conclusion, parental efficacy plays a crucial role in enhancing parenting practices, promoting adolescents' competence skills, and decreasing adolescent substance use.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Health(social science)
Chang, F. C., Lee, C. M., Miao, N-F., Lin, S. H., Lung, C. N., Liao, H. J., Lee, S. C., & Zeng, W. T. (2015). Parental efficacy and adolescent competence skills associated with adolescent substance use. Journal of Substance Use, 20(2), 85-92. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2013.859752