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NCJ Number: 240402 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Use Survey with Old Order Amish Early Adolescents: Perceptions of Peer Alcohol and Drug Use
Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:3  Dated:July - August 2012  Pages:193-203
Author(s): James A. Cates; Chris Weber
Date Published: July 2012
Page Count: 11
Document: HTML
Type: Case Study; Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a survey completed by Amish adolescents on substance use.
Abstract: Students in a junior high school serving a large Old Order Amish settlement completed a survey of attitudes, opinions, and intentions regarding substance use. A total of 1,031 students participated across a 4-year span, approximately equally divided between Amish and non-Amish youths. Amish youths maintain attitudes that suggest perceived greater use of substances by their peers and greater concern about this use; however, they also express the intent to use alcohol and tobacco at a higher rate than non-Amish counterparts. The study addresses implications for interventions among Amish youths as they mature and enter an often culturally sanctioned period of alcohol use. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Cross-cultural comparisons; Intervention; Peer assessment; Rural area studies; Tobacco use
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