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ERIC Number: EJ989994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Stress Process of Illicit Drug Use among U.S. Immigrants' Adolescent Children: A Longitudinal Study
Choo, Hyekyung
Journal of Community Psychology, v40 n3 p358-371 Apr 2012
This study examined a full path model of stress process for predicting illicit drug use among Asian and Latino immigrants' adolescent children. Using 2-year longitudinal data (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health) from a sample of adolescents with Asian or Latino immigrant parents (N = 2,353), the study explored structural relationships between 3 types of negative perceptions of school environment as acculturation-related stressors (a feeling of isolation, perceived prejudice from students, and perceived unfair treatment from teachers), family support as a social resource, and drug use as an outcome among Asian and Latino immigrants' adolescent children. Path analysis results supported the resource deterioration hypothesis of the stress process model and found a stronger direct effect of implicit isolation than explicit prejudice or unfairness perceived in school on drug use and mediating effects of family support on relationships between 2 of the stressors and drug use among these adolescents. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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