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Correlates of Alcohol Use Likelihood for Latino Immigrant Youth in an Emerging Context

Researchers studied alcohol use likelihood trajectories and their correlates among a community sample of Latino immigrant adolescents in the emerging immigrant context of western Oregon. Results revealed two distinct classes: lower risk youth who reported little likelihood of alcohol use but whose trajectory was increasing, and higher risk youth who reported higher likelihood of alcohol use and whose trajectory was stable. Researchers found significant differences between the two classes; e.g., lower risk youth reported greater levels of Latino cultural orientation and parental monitoring, whereas higher risk youth reported greater levels of family cultural stress and delinquency.

This paper, “Correlates of alcohol use likelihood for Latino immigrant youth in an emerging context,” was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and published in the Journal of research on adolescence.

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