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ERIC Number: EJ891148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Recent Alcohol Use among Hispanic Youth
King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v32 n3 p470-485 Aug 2010
A total of 946 Hispanic students in 7th to 12th grade in Greater Cincinnati schools (N = 133) completed a survey assessing factors associated with recent alcohol use. Results indicated that 24.5% used alcohol in the past month. Males were more likely than females to recently use alcohol. A series of odds ratios revealed that frequent church attendance, making good grades, and having parents/teachers frequently talk and set/enforce rules regarding alcohol use were associated with decreased recent alcohol use. Frequent participation in risky behaviors was directly related to recent alcohol use. Ongoing parent, teacher, and school communication and the consistent setting and enforcement of rules should be encouraged. Findings may be beneficial to prevention specialists developing programs targeting Hispanic youth. Future studies should seek to identify specific activities within the family, school, and community that help deter alcohol use among this population. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio