ERIC Number: ED368806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse among Minority Youth: Advances in Research and Methodology. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph 130.
De La Rosa, Mario R., Ed.; Adrados, Juan-Luis Recio, Ed.
The lack of information on the extent and nature of drug use and abuse among minority youth has limited the development of culturally relevant and effective interventions for this group. These papers present research findings and information about research methodology directed at this target group. Papers include: (1) "Integrating Mainstream and Subcultural Explanations of Drug Use among Puerto Rican Youth" (Orlando Rodriguez, et al.); (2) "Orthogonal Cultural Identification: Theoretical Links between Cultural Identification and Substance Use" (E. R. Oetting); (3) "Acculturation: The Broader View. Theoretical Framework of the Acculturation Scales" (Juan-Luis Recio Adrados); (4) "Interactional Theory: Its Utility in Explaining Drug Use Behavior among African-American and Hispanic Youth" (Marvin D. Krohn and Terence P. Thornberry); (5) "Examining Conceptual Models for Understanding Drug Use Behavior among American Indian Youth" (Jeff King and Julian F. Thayer); (6) "Acculturation Strain Theory: Its Application in Explaining Drug Use Behavior among Cuban and Other Hispanic Youth" (William A. Vega, et al.); (7) "Validity of Self-Reports in Student-Based Studies on Minority Populations: Issues and Concerns" (John M. Wallace, Jr. and Jerald G. Bachman); (8) "Interviewing Minority Youth about Drug Use: Telephone vs. In-Person Surveys" (Leonard LoSciuto, et al.); (9) "Hispanic Dropouts and Drug Use: A Review of the Literature and Methodological Considerations" (Ernest L. Chavez); (10) "Getting into the Gang: Methodological Issues in Studying Ethnic Gangs" (Karen A. Joe); (11) "Identifying, Gaining Access To, and Collecting Data on African-American Drug Addicts" (Leon E. Pettiway); (12) "Surveying and Tracking Urban Elementary School Children's Use of Abusable Substances" (Patricia J. Bush, et al.); (13) "School and Community Politics: Issues, Concerns, and Implications when Conducting Research in African-American Communities" (Julius Debro and Darlene J. Conley); (14) "Substance Use Disorders among Young Minority Refugees: Common Themes in a Clinical Sample" (Joe Westermeyer); and (15) "Current Gaps and New Directions for Studying Drug Use and Abuse Behavior in Minority Youth" (Mario R. De La Rosa, et al.). (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: African Americans; Puerto Rico
Note: Monograph based on papers and discussions from a technical review on "Epidemiological Drug Abuse Research on Minority Youth: Methodological Issues and Recent Research Advances (Bethesda, MD, July 17-18, 1991). Cover title: "Drug Abuse Among Minority Youth: Methodological Issues and Recent Research Advances."