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ERIC Number: EJ1062394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Community's Role and School's Role in Protecting against Student Substance Use: A Spatial Analysis
Lo, Celia C.; Weber, Joe; Cheng, Tyrone C.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v24 n4 p198-206 2015
Employing school catchment areas (SCAs) to represent communities in Alabama, this study hypothesized that student substance use would be most prevalent where structural disadvantages were most numerous and school- and community-bestowed encouragement of or rewards for students' prosocial behaviors were scant. We employed data from the 2000 census and a secondary data set produced by the Alabama Department of Mental Health. Overall, we observed significant, strong effects on student substance use wielded by the community's and school's protective roles. Our results confirmed location as an explanatory factor, in that substance use in one community affected substance use in neighboring communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Grant or Contract Numbers: R03AA017165