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Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence : Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences - William A. Vega

Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence

Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780306457371
Number Of Pages: 234

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This book presents new and important information about adolescent drug use. The book is intended for human service professionals, teachers, researchers, and students interested in the issue of early adolescent drug use and its causes and pervasiveness in a multiethnic population. Today, the field of adolescent drug use research relies on integrative models that permit competing explanations of drug use. This approach promotes flexibility in testing hypotheses pertinent to adol- cents of very different social and cultural backgrounds or personal characteristics. Longitudinal studies, including the one presented in these pages, have identified many risk and protective factors or processes that are linked to adolescent drug use. We review these throughout this book and present new information from our own research. Our point of departure is to extend and elaborate descriptive research and models of adolescent drug research to cover the unique and diverse experiences of adolescents who are Hispanic, African American, and White non-Hispanic.

"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

Different Worlds: Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence
Context and Design of the Study
Substance Use and Other Social Deviance
Pathways to Drug Use
Are Girls Different? A Developmental Perspective on Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Substance Use Among Adolescents
Cultural Adjustment and Hispanic Adolescent Drug Use
Developmental Patterns of African American Adolescent Drug Use
Prevention Implications and Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780306457371
ISBN-10: 0306457377
Series: Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.56