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NCJ Number: 236750 Find in a Library
Title: Risk and Protective Factors for Alcohol and Marijuana Use among African-American Rural and Urban Adolescents
Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:20  Issue:3  Dated:July-August 2011  Pages:205-220
Author(s): Trenette T. Clark; Anh B. Nguyen; Faye Z. Belgrave
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 16
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined different risk and protective factors for alcohol and marijuana use among African-American adolescents living in rural and urban communities.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine individual, family, peer, and community risk and protective factors associated with past-30-days alcohol and marijuana use among African-American adolescents living in rural and urban communities. This study used data collected from 907 10th- and 12th-grade African-American students who completed the 2005 Community Youth Survey. Peer and individual risk/protective factors were more influential for urban youths while family and community risk/protective factors were more influential for rural youths. This pattern held for alcohol and marijuana use. Implications for substance use prevention programming are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile/community relations; Marijuana; Parent-Child Relations; Peer influences on behavior; Rural urban comparisons; Surveys
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