Drug Use and Ethnicity in Early Adolescence by William A. Vega, Andres G. Gil (auth.) PDF

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By William A. Vega, Andres G. Gil (auth.)

This e-book offers new and demanding information regarding adolescent drug use. The ebook is meant for human carrier execs, lecturers, researchers, and scholars attracted to the difficulty of early adolescent drug use and its motives and pervasiveness in a multiethnic inhabitants. at the present time, the sphere of adolescent drug use study will depend on integrative types that allow competing factors of drug use. This technique promotes flexibility in trying out hypotheses pertinent to adol- cents of very assorted social and cultural backgrounds or own features. Longitudinal reviews, together with the only offered in those pages, have pointed out many threat and protecting elements or tactics which are associated with adolescent drug use. We overview those all through this ebook and current new info from our personal study. Our aspect of departure is to increase and complicated descriptive examine and versions of adolescent drug learn to hide the original and various reports of young people who're Hispanic, African American, and White non-Hispanic.

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6%) in 1990, their growth does not parallel that exhibited by the Hispanic groups. Moreover, the 1995 estimates indicate that the percentage of Blacks in the county was approximately the same as it was in 1990 (Florida Census Handbook, 1995). Conflicts over Language and Citizenship The 1990 census reported that Spanish had become the dominant language in the community. In 1990, 562,948 of the county’s population over 5 years of age indicated that they spoke English less than well, and 1,031,921 persons in the county spoke some language other than English in their homes.

Perhaps most importantly, they contribute new and unique information on a large and disparate group of Hispanic adolescents, and, inasmuch as many of those in the study cohort were foreign born, it was possible to determine the relationships between acculturation processes and related conflicts and substance use patterns. The findings on Hispanic adolescents are enriched by comparative analyses with large subsamples of African American and White non-Hispanic adolescents who were members of the same school cohort.

This low percentage gaining citizenship may be attributed in part to the recent arrival of numerous immigrants. However, the large number of longtime residents who have not sought citizenship suggests that other factors are also involved. For example, some people in the Cuban community regard themselves as temporary residents in the United States, as exiles who will return to their native land once Castro and communism disappear. Regardless of the underlying factors, the preoccupation with Cuba has been interpreted by many in the host population as resistance to assimilation by immigrant groups.

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