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NCJ Number: 155997 Find in a Library
Title: Applicability of the Integrated Social Control Model to Puerto Rican Drug Use
Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice  Volume:15  Issue:1  Dated:(1992)  Pages:1-23
Author(s): O Rodriguez; J-L Recio
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: 7R01DA05630; 1RO1MH40387; 2PO1MH30569
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from a survey of 869 Puerto Rican male adolescents in the South Bronx district of New York City were used to replicate the Integrated Social Control (ISC) model developed by Elliott and associates and to apply it to juvenile drug use.
Abstract: The ISC model is based on an integration of social control, social learning, and strain theories. Taking the ISC path model results as a starting point, using the same measures developed for their National Youth Survey, and applying the results of previous ethnographic research on the cultural specificity of the Hispanic family and on the relationships between conventional institutions and adolescent peer groups in inner-cities, the research examined hard-drug use among the youths. Results revealed the model to be generally applicable to Puerto Ricans. However, when a more comprehensive measure of drug use was applied to the Puerto Rican data, family and school bonding became more important influences on drug use. Findings supported the applicability of the ISC delinquency model to drug use and bolstered the importance of modeling the sociocultural contexts of specific ethnic groups in deviance theory. Tables, figures, notes, and 59 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; New York; Puerto Ricans; Social control theory
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