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ERIC Number: EJ962058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
The Influence of Multiple Ecological Assets on Substance Use Patterns of Diverse Adolescents
Shekhtmeyster, Zhanna; Sharkey, Jill; You, Sukkyung
School Psychology Review, v40 n3 p386-404 2011
Substance use among adolescents is a complex problem and an ongoing concern. Literature has identified a critical need to understand the role that schools can play in preventing adolescent substance use. Adopting an ecological perspective, we used multigroup logistic regression to determine the influence of school support and school meaningful participation on substance use among male and female adolescents after controlling for ethnicity, home, peer, community, and internal factors. A random sample of students in 9th and 11th grade was selected for each substance use group (abstainer, user, and polyuser; 7,642 participants) from the California Healthy Kids Survey. Results suggest that for males, perceived school support was related to significantly lower odds of belonging to the polyuser group. For females, family and peer factors largely accounted for influences on substance use. Findings bring focus to alterable factors that school professionals can influence that are associated with adolescent substance use. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California