By William A. Vega, Andres G. Gil
This e-book offers new and critical information regarding adolescent drug use. The booklet is meant for human carrier pros, lecturers, researchers, and scholars drawn to the difficulty of early adolescent drug use and its motives and pervasiveness in a multiethnic inhabitants. at the present time, the sector of adolescent drug use study depends on integrative types that allow competing causes of drug use. This process promotes flexibility in trying out hypotheses pertinent to adol- cents of very various social and cultural backgrounds or own features. Longitudinal reports, together with the only offered in those pages, have pointed out many probability and protecting elements or approaches which are associated with adolescent drug use. We evaluate those all through this e-book and current new info from our personal study. Our element of departure is to increase and complex descriptive study and types of adolescent drug study to hide the original and various reviews of kids who're Hispanic, African American, and White non-Hispanic.
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4. To test the esteem enhancement theory of delinquency as an explanatory model for understanding deviance and drug use among those in the cohort, and to determine if acculturative strain theory is consistent with this model. 5. To determine whether risk factors and related processes identified in a comprehensive theoretical framework predict substance use among Hispanic and non-Hispanic adolescents. 6. To identify access points and modifiable risk factors appropriate for designing future school-based interventions.
S. Bureau of the Census, 1990) and the trend continues. 0% of the county’s estimated total population of 1,990,445 (Special Populations Reports, 1996). 1. 6 The Black category includes persons from Haiti, the West Indies, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean island areas. Approximately one-thrid of Blacks enumerated in 1990 were foreign born. The 1990 figures for the Hispanic category includes 28,372 persons identified as Black. S. Decennial Census, Metro Dade County Department of Human Resources, Miami, Florida, 1983.
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.