Self-rejection/derogation, peer factors and alcohol, drug, and cigarette use among a sample of Hispanic, African-American, and White non-Hispanic adolescents.
Data from the first two waves of a longitudinal study are reported on the relationships between self-rejection/derogation and substance use among a multiracial/ethnic sample of adolescents (N = 4,983). Significant increases were found for all three groups between Waves 1 and 2. African-Americans had the lowest rates at both time periods. Peer factors, rejection/derogation, and race/ethnicity were significant predictors of alcohol and cigarette use but not of illicit drug use. Peer factors were more powerful predictors of substance use than rejection/ derogation. Interaction analyses indicated peer and rejection/derogation factors were independent predictors of substance use.
Warheit, G.J., Biafora, F.A., Zimmerman, R.S., Gil, A.G., Vega, W.A., & Apospori, E. (1995). Self-rejection/derogation, peer factors and alcohol, drug, and cigarette use among a sample of Hispanic, African-American, and White non-Hispanic adolescents. International Journal of the Addictions, 30(2), 97-116. DOI: 10.3109/10826089509060736
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