The Effect of Parental Attachment on Risky Alcohol Use and Disordered Eating Behaviors in College Students

Maggie Smith, Carissa D’Aniello

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Abstract

Alcohol use and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) are prevalent among college students. Despite the pervasive influence of a peer culture that promotes and supports drinking and consistent dieting, parents continue to be a primary source of influence for young adults. Young adult college student attachment to their parents may have an important influence on college student alcohol use behaviors and DEBs. The present study examined the effect of parental attachment relationships, DEBs, and alcohol use behaviors for college students. Findings indicate that parent attachment had a significant and negative effect on alcohol use behavior and DEBs. Clinical implications for the treatment of college student substance use and disordered eating are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Alcohol use
  • College students
  • Disordered eating
  • Parental attachment

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