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Author Vega, William.

Title Drug use and ethnicity in early adolescence / William A. Vega, Andres G. Gil, and associates
Published New York : Plenum Press, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.2912 Veg/Dua  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Longitudinal research in the social and behavioral sciences
Longitudinal research in the social and behavioral sciences.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Different Worlds: Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence. Context and Design of the Study; G.J. Warheit. Substance Use and Other Social Deviance; G.J. Warheit, A.G. Gil. Pathways to Drug Use; W.A. Vega, et al. Are Girls Different? A Developmental Perspective on Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Substance Use Among Adolescents; E.L. Khoury. Cultural Adjustment and Hispanic Adolescent Drug Use; W.A. Vega, A.G. Gil. Developmental Patterns of African American Adolescent Drug Use; F. Biafora, R.S. Zimmerman. Prevention Implications and Conclusions. Appendix. Index
Summary This study looks at key risk factors identified with drug use among Hispanic, African-American, and White non-Hispanic adolescents, expanding on current models of drug research to account for the unique experiences of these young people. The model underlying the research draws components from three theoretical models: self-derogation/self-esteem, acculturation stress, and perceptions of racial and cultural prejudice and discrimination. By integrating these theories, the authors generate hypotheses and general research questions within the context of adolescents' ethnic and social environments. The eight chapters underscore the importance of the culture, neighborhoods, and social strata in understanding life course drug use and behavior. The findings provide important insights into the sociology and psychology of the adolescent drug abuser, making this book invaluable for researchers, counselors, therapists, teachers, and others concerned about drug use among teenagers
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-222) and index
Subject Drug abuse -- Social aspects -- Florida -- Miami -- Longitudinal studies.
Ethnicity -- Florida -- Miami -- Longitudinal studies.
Drug abuse -- Social aspects -- United States.
Minority teenagers -- Drug use -- Florida -- Miami -- Longitudinal studies.
Teenagers -- Drug use -- Florida -- Miami -- Longitudinal studies.
Teenagers -- Drug use -- United States.
Author Gil, Andres G.
LC no. 98014620
ISBN 0306457377
OTHER TI ProQuest Ebook Central