Effects of Fathers on Adolescent Daughters’ Frequency of Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior

This research: (1) implements a genetically informed design to examine the effects of fathers’ presence–absence and quality of behavior during childhood/adolescence on daughters’ frequency of substance use during adolescence; and (2) tests substance use frequency as mediating the relation between paternal behavior and daughters’ sexual risk taking. Participants were 223 sister dyads from divorced/separated biological families. Sisters’ developmental exposure to socially deviant paternal behavior predicted their frequency of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis (TAC) use. Older sisters who co-resided with fathers who were more (vs. less) socially deviant reported more frequent TAC use during adolescence. More frequent TAC use predicted more risky sexual behavior for these daughters. No effects were found for younger sisters, who spent less time living with their fathers.

This is the accepted version of the following article: DelPriore, Brener, Hill, & Ellis (2021, Journal of Research on Adolescence), which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12589. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with the Wiley Self-Archiving Policy [http://www.wileyauthors.com/self-archiving].

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Work Title Effects of Fathers on Adolescent Daughters’ Frequency of Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior
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  1. Danielle J. DelPriore
  2. Susan A. Brener
  3. Sarah E. Hill
  4. Bruce J. Ellis
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  1. fathers
  2. daughters
  3. risky sexual behavior
  4. substance use
  5. adolescence
  6. differential sibling-exposure design
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  1. Journal of Research on Adolescence
Publication Date March 1, 2021
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  1. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12589
Deposited August 02, 2022

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    Work Title
    • Effects of Fathers on Adolescent Daughters’ Frequency of Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior
    • ! Effects of Fathers on Adolescent Daughters’ Frequency of Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior
    Keyword
    • fathers, daughters, risky sexual behavior, substance use, adolescence, differential sibling-exposure design
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    • <p>This research: (1) implements a genetically informed design to examine the effects of fathers’ presence–absence and quality of behavior during childhood/adolescence on daughters’ frequency of substance use during adolescence; and (2) tests substance use frequency as mediating the relation between paternal behavior and daughters’ sexual risk taking. Participants were 223 sister dyads from divorced/separated biological families. Sisters’ developmental exposure to socially deviant paternal behavior predicted their frequency of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis (TAC) use. Older sisters who co-resided with fathers who were more (vs. less) socially deviant reported more frequent TAC use during adolescence. More frequent TAC use predicted more risky sexual behavior for these daughters. No effects were found for younger sisters, who spent less time living with their fathers.</p>
    • This research: (1) implements a genetically informed design to examine the effects of fathers’ presence–absence and quality of behavior during childhood/adolescence on daughters’ frequency of substance use during adolescence; and (2) tests substance use frequency as mediating the relation between paternal behavior and daughters’ sexual risk taking. Participants were 223 sister dyads from divorced/separated biological families. Sisters’ developmental exposure to socially deviant paternal behavior predicted their frequency of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis (TAC) use. Older sisters who co-resided with fathers who were more (vs. less) socially deviant reported more frequent TAC use during adolescence. More frequent TAC use predicted more risky sexual behavior for these daughters. No effects were found for younger sisters, who spent less time living with their fathers.
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    Work Title
    • ! Effects of Fathers on Adolescent Daughters’ Frequency of Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior
    • Effects of Fathers on Adolescent Daughters’ Frequency of Substance Use and Risky Sexual Behavior