ERIC Number: EJ1132639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Cultural Orientation Trajectories and Substance Use: Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Mexican-Origin Youth
Cruz, Rick A.; King, Kevin M.; Cauce, Ana M.; Conger, Rand D.; Robins, Richard W.
Child Development, v88 n2 p555-572 Mar-Apr 2017
Cultural adaptation may influence Latino youth substance use (SU) development, yet few longitudinal studies have examined cultural change over time and adolescent SU outcomes. Using longitudinal data collected annually across ages 10-16 from 674 Mexican-origin youth (50% female), the authors characterized cultural adaptation patterns for language use (English and Spanish use), values (American values and familism values), and identity (ethnic pride), and examined whether these cultural adaptation patterns were associated with differential SU risk. Youth with increasing bilingualism and high/stable family values had lower SU risk compared to youth who primarily spoke English and endorsed decreasing family values, respectively. Ethnic pride trajectories were not associated with SU. Findings highlight the importance of considering cultural change related to Latino youth SU.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Substance Abuse, Youth, Hispanic Americans, Risk, Preadolescents, Adolescents, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Cultural Context
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
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