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ERIC Number: EJ785399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Risk and Protective Factors among High School Students on the US/Mexico Border
Almodovar, Adriana; Tomaka, Joe; Thompson, Sharon; Mckinnon, Sarah; O'Rourke, Kathleen
American Journal of Health Behavior, v30 n6 p745-752 Nov-Dec 2006
Objective: To study risk and protective factors for alcohol-related problems among high schools students in El Paso, Tex. Methods: A total of 1366 high school students from 16 different high schools in El Paso, Tex, participated in an anonymous questionnaire regarding alcohol use and alcohol-related behaviors. The sample was 70% Hispanic. Results: Results showed that academic performance, peer influence, parental attitudes, and age at first consumption of alcohol were important predictors of drinking among border youth. Conclusion: Risk factors contribute to alcohol use among high school students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas