Title

Investigating Relationships Between Drinking Venues, Drinking Companions, and Corporal Punishment of Children

Publication Date

2-1-2019

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Child Maltreatment

Volume

24

Issue

1

DOI

10.1177/1077559518811955

First Page

45

Last Page

55

Abstract

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.

Funding Number

T32AA014125

Funding Sponsor

National Institutes of Health

Keywords

alcohol, corporal punishment, drinking companions, drinking venues

Department

Social Work

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