ERIC Number: EJ1117008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Selecting Communication Channels for Substance Misuse Prevention with At-Risk African-American Emerging Adults Living in the Southern United States
Tucker, Jalie A.; Cheong, JeeWon; Chandler, Susan D.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v25 n6 p539-545 2016
Natural health information sources used by African-American emerging adults were investigated to identify sources associated with high and low substance-related risk. Participants (110 males, 234 females; M age = 18.9 years) were recruited using respondent-driven sampling, and structured interviews assessed substance use, sources of health information, and preferences for help. Friends and social network sites were associated with higher risk, whereas teachers/schools were associated with lower risk (ps < 0.025). Despite risks associated with friends, more participants preferred receiving help from friends than the other sources. The findings inform targeted prevention messages that are sensitive to contextual and audience characteristics.
Descriptors: African Americans, Late Adolescents, Young Adults, Substance Abuse, Prevention, At Risk Persons, Structured Interviews, Access to Information, Help Seeking, Peer Influence, Social Media, Teacher Role, Friendship, Low Income Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: U48DP000567