Perceived ethnic discrimination versus acculturation stress: influences on substance use among Latino youth in the Southwest.

@article{Kulis2009PerceivedED,
  title={Perceived ethnic discrimination versus acculturation stress: influences on substance use among Latino youth in the Southwest.},
  author={Stephen S. Kulis and Flavio Francisco Marsiglia and Tanya A. Nieri},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={443-59}
}
Using a predominately Mexican-origin Latino sample of 5th grade students from the Southwestern United States, this study examined the relative effects of perceived discrimination and acculturation stress on substance use, and it assessed whether these effects were moderated by linguistic acculturation or time in the United States. Although rates of substance use were generally low in the sample, given the young age of the participants, over half (59%) of the sample perceived some discrimination… CONTINUE READING

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