Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence

Hardcover | March 31, 1998

byWilliam A. Vega, Andres G. Gil

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This insightful text 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.

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This insightful text 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: se...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:252 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.27 inPublished:March 31, 1998Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306457377

ISBN - 13:9780306457371

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Table of Contents

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.

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"The authors...make significant contributions to understanding the complexity of teenage drug use, especially in recognizing the weakness of theories of deviance and pathology...The book includes an excellent and comprehensive bibliography." Choice, October 1998