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ERIC Number: EJ783469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun-25
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Social and Individual Predictors of Substance Use for Native American Youth
Galliher, Renee V.; Evans, Colette M.; Weiser, Desmond
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v16 n3 p1-16 Jun 2007
Substance abuse is a primary concern for youth worldwide and increasingly so for Native American youth. Guided by theoretical models of the socialization of substance use in children and adolescents, we conducted a preliminary examination of socialization factors specific to Native American youth. Strong, pro-social bonds with three primary socialization sources (family, school, and peer networks) were hypothesized to facilitate child self-efficacy and refusal skills and predict drug use. Participants were 84 Native American children between the ages of 9 and 11, living on or near a northern reservation. Structural path analysis results indicated that self-efficacy was predicted from school bonding and peer social skills, while refusal skills were predicted from parent support/involvement and school bonding. Both self-efficacy and refusal skills predicted child drug use/experimentation. This preliminary study expands the limited research available for substance abuse prevention projects specific to rural, reservation-based Native American communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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