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ERIC Number: EJ969441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
The Rural Context of Illicit Substance Offers: A Study of Appalachian Rural Adolescents
Pettigrew, Jonathan; Miller-Day, Michelle; Krieger, Janice; Hecht, Michael L.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v27 n4 p523-550 Jul 2012
Rural adolescents are at risk for early initiation and problematic substance use, but to date few studies have examined the rural context of substance use. To better understand substance offers in the rural context, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 118, 12- to 19-year-old adolescents (M = 13.68, SD = 1.37) from Appalachian, rural school districts in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Interviews elicited stories about substance offer-response episodes, including where offers occurred, who offered substances, and how youth gained access to illicit substances. Findings describe the settings in which substance offers and use occur for these rural adolescents and advance prevention efforts for tailoring health messages to this target population. (Contains 1 note.)
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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: Ohio; Pennsylvania