Finally, we include the measures of selective acculturation, namely bilingualism, GPA and the family relations index. Oxford textbook of public health 5 th edition. We clarify several important effects by comparing the relationship between immigrant generation, selective acculturation and alcohol use among adolescent males and females within and across four different ethnic groups, including Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican and non-Hispanic Whites. A Guide to Assessment and Intervention pp. This situation may especially pertain in low-density areas of countries such as Mongolia.
Because alcohol use and side drinking were measured as dichotomous variables, logistic regression modeling in the STATA survey procedure was used to estimate these equations through maximum likelihood. Dummy variables of alcohol use and binge drinking were preferred to continuous measures for both theoretical side analytic reasons. Discussion This is the first study to examine the relationship between acculturation and alcohol use and abuse by both gender and ethnicity using a nationally representative sample that includes both Hispanic and non-Hispanic adolescents. The longer the contact of a group with the host culture, the more acculturated the group. Alcohol and drug use among Hispanics in New York State.
Gender differences in binge drinking also emerge within some groups, with males again typically more likely than their female counterparts to engage in this behavior. Using logistic regression, we also uncover a set of gender differences that we did not expect based on previous research; the probabilities of alcohol use and binge drinking are actually higher among second generation Mexican American females than among their male counterparts, at least when they are not bilingual, report poor family relations and have a poor GPA. First, does alcohol use and abuse vary with gender, ethnicity and acculturation among Hispanic adolescents, reflecting significant within and across group differences not fully recognized in past research? Drinking les mer among Hispanic adolescents: Effects on health and mortality.
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