The association between engaging in romantic relationships and Mexican adolescent substance use offers: Exploring gender differences

Jaime M. Booth, Flavio Marsiglia, Bertha L. Nuňo-Gutiérrez, Maria Garcia Perez

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Abstract

Gender differences in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs use in Mexico are rapidly disappearing. This study explores the possible relationship between engaging in romantic relationships on substance use offers and the moderating effects of gender among a group of adolescents (N = 432) living in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The data used to test these relationships were collected through self-administered surveys in 2010. OLS regressions were estimated, predicting substance offers. The results demonstrate an association between having been in a relationship and receiving substance use offers in the previous 12 months. Having had a boyfriend/girlfriend had a significant influence on the offers received by adolescent females, but not for males.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1480-1490
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Gender
  • Mexico
  • Substance offers
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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