Acculturation, social self-control, and substance use among Hispanic adolescents.

@article{Pokhrel2013AcculturationSS,
  title={Acculturation, social self-control, and substance use among Hispanic adolescents.},
  author={Pallav Pokhrel and Thaddeus A. Herzog and Ping Sun and Louise Ann Rohrbach and Steven Sussman},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          674-86
        }
}
It is unclear how acculturation is related to self-control characteristics and whether part of the effect of acculturation on Hispanic adolescents' substance use behavior is mediated through lower self-control. We tested social self-control, peer substance use, and baseline substance use as mediators of the effect of Hispanic (predominantly Mexican or Mexican American) adolescents' level of U.S. acculturation on their substance use behavior 1 year later. In addition, we tested gender as a… CONTINUE READING
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