The Relationship Between Peer, Parent, and Grandparent Norms and Intentions to Use Substances for Urban American Indian Youths

Marcos J. Martinez, Stephanie L. Ayers, Stephen Kulis, Eddie Brown

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Abstract

Peer, parent, and grandparent norms may be a protective factor for American Indian (AI) youth intentions to use substances, but little research has explored these influences on urban AI youths. Using OLS regression, a secondary data analysis examined the relationship between peer, parent, and grandparent substance use norms and intentions to use substances (N = 148). Findings indicated that grandparent and peer norms were the strongest predictors of intentions to use substances. Implications of these results include the need for concerted, culturally focused efforts that address AI youth substance use by targeting AI peer and family networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2015

Keywords

  • American indian adolescents
  • parental drug norms
  • peer drug norms
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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