Title

American Indian Adolescent Alcohol Involvement and Ethnic Identification

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Substance Use & Misuse

Volume

32

Issue

14

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

1997

First Page

2013

Last Page

2031

DOI

10.3109/10826089709035617

Abstract

Structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques were used to explore the relationship between American Indian ethnic identification and alcohol involvement. The subject pool was comprised of 202 American Indian adolescents (114 females, 88 males). Measures of ethnic identity, frequency and style of alcohol use, peer alcohol associations, and family sanctions against alcohol were obtained through survey research. Results of the model analysis revealed that while peer alcohol associations significantly predicted alcohol involvement for both males and females, and family sanctions against alcohol were predictive for the females in the sample, ethnic identity did not predict alcohol involvement, directly or indirectly, for either males nor females. Results are discussed in terms of past theoretical explanations of American Indian youth involvement with alcohol.

Comments

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