Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Series

Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence

Authors: Vega, William A., Gil, Andres G.

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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.

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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

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Different Worlds

    Pages 1-12

  • Context and Design of the Study

    Warheit, George J.

    Pages 13-36

  • Substance Use and Other Social Deviance

    Warheit, George J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-70

  • Pathways to Drug Use

    Vega, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-93

  • Are Girls Different? A Developmental Perspective on Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Substance Use among Adolescents

    Khoury, Elizabeth L.

    Pages 95-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence
Authors
Series Title
Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Series
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47147-6
DOI
10.1007/b107629
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45737-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8585-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 234
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