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ERIC Number: EJ968601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Exploring Culturally Specific Drug Resistance Strategies of Hawaiian Youth in Rural Communities
Okamoto, Scott K.; Po'a-Kekuawela, Ka'ohinani; Chin, Coralee I. H.; Nebre, La Risa H.; Helm, Susana
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v54 n1 p56-75 Apr 2010
This qualitative study examined the drug resistance strategies of Hawaiian youth residing in rural communities in Hawai'i. Forty seven youth participated in 14 focus groups which focused on the social and environmental context of drug use for these youth. The findings indicated that there were 47 references to resistance strategies used in drug offer situations. These strategies fell within two different categories: (a) overt/confrontational drug resistance strategies, and (b) non-confrontational drug resistance strategies. These strategies occurred within the community context of relational networks of ascribed and biological family members and differed in frequency of use by gender. Implications for culturally grounded drug prevention programs for rural Hawaiian youth are discussed. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii