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Table 4 Results of linear regression models predicting alcohol consumption in college a among 1,086 first-year college students c.

From: High school drinking mediates the relationship between parental monitoring and college drinking: A longitudinal analysis

  Bivariate Models   Model 1   Model 2   Model 3
  b SE t ( df ) sr 2 p   b SE t ( df ) sr 2 p   b SE t ( df ) sr 2 p   b SE t ( df ) sr 2 p
Parental Monitoring -.11 .01 -8.26 (1,189) .05 <.0001   -.08 .01 -6.26 (1,075) .03 <.0001   -.01 .02 -.52 (1,073) <.01 .60   -.02 .01 -1.43 (1,074) <.01 0.15
High School Drinking a .66 .02 30.05 (1,243) .42 <.0001         .63 .10 6.01 (1,073) .02 <.0001   .58 .02 23.52 (1,074) .27 <.0001
Interaction [PM * HS Drinking]              .00 .00 -.50 (1,073) <.01 .62       
Sex [Reference= Female] 1.69 .16 10.74 (1,245) .08 <.0001   1.62 .16 10.03 (1,075) .07 <.0001   1.11 .13 8.33 (1,073) .03 <.0001   1.10 .13 8.32 (1,074) .03 <.0001
Race [Reference= Non-White] 1.69 .18 9.62 (1,243) .07 <.0001   1.45 .18 7.96 (1,075) .05 <.0001   .72 .15 4.75 (1,073) .01 <.0001   .72 .15 4.76 (1,074) .01 <.0001
Religiosityb [Reference= Slightly/Not Important] -.53 .16 -3.22 (1,238) .01 .001   -.03 .16 -.19 (1,075) <.01 .85   .04 .13 .31 (1,073) <.01 .76   .04 .13 .32 (1,074) <.01 0.75
Living with Parents/Relatives -2.50 .32 -7.82 (1,245) .05 <.0001   -2.21 .33 -6.63 (1,075) .03 <.0001   -1.32 .27 -4.81 (1,073) .01 <.0001   -1.32 .27 -4.81 (1,074) .01 <.0001
Time in college (months) -.03 .04 -.81 (1,245) <.01 .42   -.05 .03 -1.49 (1,075) <.01 .14   .03 .03 .98 (1,073) <.01 .33   .03 .03 1.00 (1,074) <.01 0.32
Combined SAT/100 .29 .07 4.27 (1,233) .01 <.0001   -.12 .07 -1.60 (1,075) <.01 .11   .04 .06 .59 (1,073) <.01 .55   .04 .06 .60 (1,074) <.01 0.55
R 2   .22   .48   .48
F (df, df) p        30.02 (10, 1,075) p < .0001   83.92 (12, 1,073) p < .0001   91.59 (11, 1,074) p < .0001
  1. Effects were evaluated using the null hypothesis test of b = 0 (tested as: b/SE) which evaluates the unique contribution of a variable in a regression equation.
  2. a High school and college drinking were defined as the number of drinks per drinking day during the past year.
  3. b Religiosity was dichotomized into a binary variable (i.e., extremely/moderately vs. slightly/not important).
  4. c As a proxy for socioeconomic status, the effect of mother's education was held constant in the multivariate models.