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NCJ Number: 166520 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Ethnic Identity as a Moderator of Psychosocial Risk and Adolescent Alcohol and Marijuana Use: Concurrent and Longitudinal Analyses (From The Etiology and Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Minority Youth, P 21-47, 1997, Gilbert J. Botvin, Steven Schinke, eds. - See NCJ-166518)
Author(s): L M Scheier; G J Botvin; T Diaz; M Ifill-Williams
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: P50DA-7656; R29-DA08909-0
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article analyzes studies of risk and protective factors for early-stage drug use among adolescents.
Abstract: Using data from a sample of minority control students participating in a longitudinal school-based drug prevention trial, this article examines the role of ethnic identity as it moderates the relations between several domains of psychosocial risk and alcohol and marijuana risk. A risk-factor methodology was used to construct additive risk indices that reflected key domains of a psychosocial model of deviant behavior. Results of cross-sectional analyses indicated that ethnic identity moderated the effects of alcohol-related expectancies, knowledge, and social skills for alcohol use, whereas ethnic identity moderated the effects of social influences, competence, and social skills for marijuana use. Results of longitudinal analyses found that ethnic identity moderated the effects of social skills on alcohol use and in some instances uniquely predicted both alcohol and marijuana use, controlling for risk. The article discusses findings in terms of the formative role of cultural factors as they shape vulnerability to adolescent alcohol and drug use. Tables, figures, endnote, references
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Cultural influences; Ethnic groups; Juvenile drug use; Juveniles; Longitudinal studies; Marijuana; Mental health; Minorities; Psychological theories; Research methods; Statistics; Underage Drinking
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