The protective influence of family among adolescents

Eszter Kovács, B. Pikó

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Abstract

The family is a dominant factor in people's life in many aspects. We focus on the socialisation of its functions. During this process children learn ways of social behaviors and rules. The parent-child relationship is the basics regarding attachment and feeling secure in the world, which means social support next to the given patterns. Furthermore, the family functions as an important protective factor facing the harmful health behavior. Previous studies called the attention to the high frequency of substance use by children of deranged and few support ensuring families. The present study displays Hungarian high school students (N = 881). Addictive behavior (smoking, binge drinking and marijuana use) were brought into focus, moreover, the appearance of childhood depression, social support as a protective factor, and satisfaction with life and the quality of parent-child relationship. Our results show that the parental control and monitoring have effects on the addictive behaviors. The bigger is the parental attention, the more likely that youth do not use harmful substances. The lack of social support from mother and father, so as the lack of parental tight relationship may increase the appearance of depression and decrease the satisfaction with life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-237
Number of pages15
JournalMentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009

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Addictive Behavior
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Mothers
Quality of Life
Students
Protective Factors

Keywords

  • Adolescents' problem behavior
  • Effects of family
  • Protective factors
  • Social support

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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The protective influence of family among adolescents. / Kovács, Eszter; Pikó, B.

In: Mentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.09.2009, p. 223-237.

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