Correlation of Alcoholism to Parenting Styles Dissertation

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Correlation of Alcoholism to Parenting Styles

Correlation of Parenting Styles to Alcohol Drinking Frequency in the Brooklyn Modern Orthodox Jewish Community.

Do the parenting styles in the Modern Orthodox Jewish community differentially correlate with self-reported alcohol use of Jewish College Freshmen males within the Orthodox Brooklyn Borough Park community (18-26)?

In general, the four parenting styles have a significant correlation on the behavior and attitudes of youngsters in college (Beck et al., 2004). Further investigation is required to demonstrate how these parenting styles correlate with the population in the Borough Park Jewish community. It has been demonstrated that college freshmen from different universities can be indulged in alcoholic habits given different parenting styles (O'Brien, McCoy, Rhodes, Wagoner, & Wolfson, 2008).

Research

The freshmen are increasingly using internet thus they preferred to be surveyed online too, rather than being handed questionnaires on paper (O'Brien, McCoy, Rhodes, Wagoner,
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& Wolfson, 2008). The university's graduate programs were analyzed as well (O'Brien, McCoy, Rhodes, Wagoner, & Wolfson, 2008). The research involved many students and institutions that required reasonable funding for organizations working on control of alcohol abuse (O'Brien, McCoy, Rhodes, Wagoner, & Wolfson, 2008). Accordingly, this study will be conducted within rabbinical colleges and/or our community college (Mostly Jewish Clientele) based on Orthodox freshman self-reported drinking frequencies. Also, the freshmen will be asked to take home a parenting style questionnaire to measure the parent's perceived parenting style.

Background

The research on control of alcohol use has been a point of interest for many. Brien et al. (2008) researched universities that had a population ranging from 5,375 to 44,841 students. Other studies were conducted on the parents as well that were concerned about helping their children adopt a disciplined lifestyle (Baumrind, 1991). The parents that…

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Yang et al. (2010) suggested that parents can play an effective role in controlling the behavior of freshmen to avoid alcohol use. Hence, there should be friendly and effective communication between parents and children in the growing ages of youth, since the children can seek advice from the parents in the process (Yang et al., 2010). Bowlby & Ainsworth (1982), discussed that the attachment and relationship between parents and children improved when they communicated more often and thus a good parenting style can make it easier for the children to overcome problem barriers later (Bowlby & Ainsworth, 1982). The child personality visibly gets affected by any of the parenting styles (i.e. Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, and Uninvolved) (Bowlby & Ainsworth, 1982). The level of influence however may vary.

Unreasonably high interference during the years of college or very low involvements is not productive factors in avoiding frequency of alcohol use (Bahr & Hoffman, 2012; Changalwa et al., 2012; Peckham & Lopez, 2007). The freshmen that have stressed (strained) relationships with parents are found to easily fall prey to alcohol use as well as abuse (Bahr & Hoffman, 2012; Changalwa et al., 2012; Peckham & Lopez, 2007). Since to them, relationships are not very important, they are less worried about their personal health too (Bahr & Hoffman, 2012; Changalwa et al., 2012; Peckham & Lopez, 2007).

In severe cases, where the children are the victims of psychological stress at home based on a

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