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ERIC Number: ED349282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Problems from Alcohol Use in Two Hispanic Youth Populations.
Villas, Paul; Cardenas, Manuel
The purpose of this study was to compare differences in alcohol use and associated problems between two Hispanic youth groups. The subjects, from two different southwest sites, were self-identified Hispanics. Seventh and 12th graders from a northern New Mexico (NNM) (N=64) school and from a school on the U.S.-Mexico border (USM) (N=88) were selected. Central tendencies and Chi-Square statistics were used to analyze the data collected. The Adolescent Drinking Index (ADI) and the Personal Problems Checklist-Adolescent (PPCA) were instruments used to collect data. The study found significant differences between 7th and 12th graders in alcohol use and personal problems at both sites as well as between NNM 7th graders and USM 7th graders. There were not as many differences between NNM and USM for male and female students. The differences found, however, appear important. When looking at levels of alcohol use, both NNM (7th=65%, 12th=90%) and USM (7th=37%, 12th=88%) students showed a significant positive association. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Adolescent Drinking Index; New Mexico; Personal Problems Checklist Adolescent
Note: Supported in part by a grant from the College of Human and Community Services Research Council.