Impact of Parental Substance Abuse on Children Later in Life


  • Madeline Brandewie Bowling Green State University
  • Brittany Warren Bowling Green State University
  • Anastasia Kuebler Bowling Green State University
  • HeeSoon Lee Bowling Green State University
Keywords: parental substance abuse, children, mental health, foster care

Abstract


Parental substance abuse in the home may negatively affect the health of their children. The purpose of this study is to better understand whether the impact of parental substance abuse on children persist into their adult lives. This study is a cross-sectional, exploratory study with quantitative methodology. Data was collected by SurveyMonkey, a web-based online survey tool. A total of 243 participants responded for the survey and the data was analyzed with the SPSS statistical software. Multivariate analysis (ANOVA) showed that regardless of age of children, there are significant main effects of mental and/or physical health issues in later life of children who experienced parental substance abuse. In addition, the young adult (18-30) group is more likely to have mental health issues than the middle-aged and older adult groups. The research findings indicate that those who have experienced family substance abuse are considerably likely to have mental health issues regardless of age.

Key words: parental substance abuse, children, mental health, foster care

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Author Biographies

Madeline Brandewie, Bowling Green State University

Madeline Brandewie

Social Work (undergraduate)

Human Services

Brittany Warren, Bowling Green State University

Brittany Warren

Social Work(undergraduate)

Human Services

Anastasia Kuebler, Bowling Green State University

Anastasia Kuebler

Social Work (undergraduate)

Human Services

HeeSoon Lee, Bowling Green State University

Dr. HeeSoon Lee earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 2010 and joined the Bowling Green State University in 2011. Her research interests include coping strategy, resilience, QOL, health issues among cross-cultural older adults, dementia care, end-of-life care among minority older adults, sexual communication and relationship satisfaction among middle-aged and older adults, Veterans’ reintegration, posttraumatic growth, and the effectiveness of a senior fitness program among dementia patients in adult daycare center. She teaches courses on Research Methods, Human Behavior and Social Environment II, Social Welfare Institutions, Diversity and Social Justice in the undergraduate level and Research Methods for Generalist, Diversity and Social Justice, and Ageing & Diversity for the graduate level. She serves as the faculty advisor for the undergraduate students.

HeeSoon Lee, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Professor, Social Work Program

College of Health and Human Services

BGSU | Bowling Green State University

227 Health and Human Services Building

Bowling Green, OH 43403

Ph. 419-372-9538

Fax. 419-372-2400

leeh@bgsu.edu

Published
12-31-2018

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How to Cite
Brandewie, M., Warren, B., Kuebler, A., & Lee, H. (2018). Impact of Parental Substance Abuse on Children Later in Life. Journal of Student Research, 7(2), 29-32. Retrieved from https://www.jofsr.org/index.php/path/article/view/521
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Research Articles