I recently had an IRB protocol approved to collect data on a sample of about 500 college students. I will be examining how parental self-control is related to current young adult offending behavior, and how family environments during high school and current young adult self-control mediate this relationship. What is unique about this particular study is that young adults will be responding to items about the self-control of their parents (e.g., how often their parents would get drunk, use foul language, fail to wear seatbelts, etc.) in addition to their own self-control, which has not been done before. In piloting the 8 items this last spring, I found they had good internal consistency (alpha = .77) and a 1-week test-retest reliability of .85. In that same pilot study, parental self-control correlated with young adult self-control at r = .42. If anyone would like to see the survey instrument being used in the upcoming study, just let me know. Data will be collected during the last week of August and I hope to have it all compiled and will start running analyses in early September.