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ERIC Number: EJ920990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-9882
Alcohol and Other Drug Resistance Strategies Employed by Rural Adolescents
Pettigrew, Jonathan; Miller-Day, Michelle; Krieger, Janice; Hecht, Michael L.
Journal of Applied Communication Research, v39 n2 p103-122 2011
This study seeks to identify how rural adolescents make health decisions and utilize communication strategies to resist influence attempts in offers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 113 adolescents from rural school districts to solicit information on ATOD norms, past ATOD experiences, and substance offer-response episodes. Rural youths' resistance strategies were similar to previous findings with urban adolescents--refuse, explain, avoid, and leave (the REAL typology)--while unique features of these strategies were identified including the importance of personal narratives, the articulation of a non-user identity, and being "accountable" to self and others. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Pennsylvania