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NCJ Number: 229986 Find in a Library
Title: Ethnic Group Differences in Substance Use, Depression, Peer Relationships, and Parenting Among Adolescents Receiving Brief Alcohol Counseling
Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:January - March 2010  Pages:14-27
Author(s): Lynn Hernandez; Cheryl A. Eaton; Annie M. Fairlie; Thomas H. Chun; Anthony Spirito
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: R01 AA013385
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the differences in substance use and related risk and protective factors in a sample of Hispanic and White non-Hispanic adolescents.
Abstract: This study examined differences in substance use and related risk factors in a matched sample of Hispanic and White non-Hispanic adolescents receiving brief alcohol counseling. Findings revealed that the White non-Hispanic adolescents reported smoking a higher number of cigarettes per day. The Hispanic adolescents reported perceiving less acceptance from the neighborhood environment in which they live, whereas their parents reported monitoring their teens less than the parents' of White non-Hispanic adolescents. Consistent with the findings found in community samples, the overall findings of this study suggest that Hispanic and White non-Hispanic adolescents enrolled in this alcohol intervention have similar baseline characteristics. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Adolescents at risk
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Alcohol abuse prevention; Alcoholism treatment programs; Cross-cultural theories; Ethnic groups; Hispanic Americans; Underage Drinking
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