Ethnic differences in adolescent perceptions of and attitudes toward substance use.

@article{Stern2009EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic differences in adolescent perceptions of and attitudes toward substance use.},
  author={Meslissa K Stern and Brenda A Wiens},
  journal={Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={54-69}
}
The current study identified ethnic differences in beliefs about substance use and assessed their impact on frequency of use of various substances. Participants were 1,398 Caucasian and African-American rural secondary school students. Only tobacco or cigarettes had significant differences for both cognitive and frequency of use variables. Results revealed that Caucasian students reported higher past 12-month tobacco use compared to African-American students. Congruently, African-American… CONTINUE READING