Michal D. Gursen

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OBJECTIVE To examine the interrelationship of acculturation, family, personality, ecology, and peer domains measured in adolescence as they impact drug use 5 years later and to assess the role of family variables as buffers against personality risks. METHOD Youths completed questionnaires in classrooms at T1 and were individually interviewed at T2 (mean(More)
This study examined the multiple components of ethnic identity, the place of this ethnic identity set in the mediational model of the path to drug use predicted by our family interactional framework, and the protective role of each component of ethnic identity. The participants were 259 male and 368 female African Americans in late adolescence. They(More)
This longitudinal study examined the interrelation of personality and peer factors on young adults' drug use and also the influence of the interaction of personality and peer factors on drug use. The sample of 756 males and females were interviewed four times between the M ages of 6 and 22. Personality attributes in childhood were related to peer factors in(More)
Correlational and net regression techniques were used to examine the commonalities and differences in risks for later drug use and delinquency among African American and Puerto Rican adolescents. Eight-eight percent of the risks were significantly related to both problem behaviors. Within the personality, family, peer, ecology, and acculturation domains,(More)
This policy brief reports the results of a study that examined how policy makers acquire information about long-term care (LTC) and why research findings in the field often don't filter through to them. It describes the "brokers" that provide LTC research information to policy makers and outlines what can be done to make certain such information reaches(More)
The challenge of serving a burgeoning elderly population that has an increasing burden of chronic illness cannot be met within the existing paradigm of “one hip fracture at a time”—a limited approach using discontinuous, reactive responses to crises that can be prevented or delayed. As the gap between needs and resources continues to grow, and as the(More)
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