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ERIC Number: ED171436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-31
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Chicano Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in the Barrio.
Jasso, Ricardo
Conducted in January 1977, the community survey examined alcohol abuse and alcoholism among Chicanos in the barrios. Data were obtained from 160 respondents (119 females and 41 males) from 3 geographic areas in San Antonio: the Special Impact Area of Casa Del Sol (an alcoholism program) and the cities of San Antonio and Alamo Heights. Information was gathered on the socio-geographic characteristics of the drinking places, alcoholism awareness, family attitudes and opinions about alcoholism, the consequences of alcoholism, drinking cultural patterns and values, and familiarity with Casa Del Sol. The findings included: 50% of the respondents were familiar with Casa Del Sol; 8.7% drank because of peer pressure and expectations, 30% because of personal, familial and economic reasons, 30.6% because les gusta tomar" (they enjoyed drinking), and 5% for social reasons; 32% had had contact with the jail in an alcohol related issue; 31% responded that drinking was done at home after work or during weekends and 30% said drinking took place at "la cantina" (bar); 49% said they worried about someone who drank in the family; 34.4% defined alcoholism as an "un vicio" a bad vice). Since the majority of the respondents were females, four questions were analyzed to measure the difference in perception and interpretation between the males and females. The analysis showed no difference between the two groups in their responses at the .05 level of significance. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (San Antonio)