Investigating Relationships Between Drinking Venues, Drinking Companions, and Corporal Punishment of Children
Limited evidence suggests that how much a parent drinks in a particular venue, such as a bar, restaurant, or a friend’s home, is associated with use of corporal punishment. However, these relationships could differ depending on their drinking companions (e.g., spouse or friends). In this study, weighted zero-inflated Poisson models were used to examine whether the relationships between venue-specific drinking frequency, heavier drinking, and corporal punishment are moderated by drinking companions in a mixed-mode sample of parents (n = 1,599). The relationships between drinking frequency, heavier drinking, and corporal punishment varied by drinking companions, with some combinations being protective and others conferring risk. While most alcohol screening tools focus on individual alcohol use, more nuanced assessment examining where and with whom parents are drinking could be helpful in understanding risk of physical discipline.
National Institutes of Health
alcohol, corporal punishment, drinking companions, drinking venues
Jennifer Price Wolf and Elinam D. Dellor. "Investigating Relationships Between Drinking Venues, Drinking Companions, and Corporal Punishment of Children" Child Maltreatment (2019): 45-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559518811955