NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1147197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
The Relationship between Acculturation, Ecodevelopment, and Substance Use among Hispanic Adolescents
Martinez, Marcos J.; Huang, Shi; Estrada, Yannine; Sutton, Madeline Y.; Prado, Guillermo
Journal of Early Adolescence, v37 n7 p948-974 Aug 2017
Using structural equation modeling, we examined the relationship of Hispanicism on recent substance use and whether Americanism moderated the effect in a sample of 1,141 Hispanic adolescents. The Bicultural Involvement Questionnaire (BIQ) was used to determine the degree of individual comfort in both Hispanic (Hispanicism) and American (Americanism) cultures. Hispanicism was associated with greater family functioning (ß = 0.36, p < 0.05) and school bonding (ß = 0.31, p < 0.01); Americanism moderated the effect of Hispanicism on substance use (ß = 0.92, p < 0.01). Findings suggest that Hispanic culture was protective against substance use; however, those effects differed depending on level of Americanism.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS); National Institute on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida (Miami)
Grant or Contract Numbers: U01PS000671; R01DA025192; R01DA025894