Emotional distress, alcohol use, and peer violence among Mexican-American and European-American adolescents
Tschann, J. M.
Pasch, L. A.
VanOss Marin, B.
Publication: J Adolesc Health
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Topics: Age Group Alcohol Ethnicity Gun Carrying
Keywords: Adolescent Alcohol European-American Mexican-American Violence
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The article examines the association between emotional distress, alcohol use, and peer violence among 12-15 year olds. A total of 297 respondents were sampled from the membership list of a health care organization. Young people initially were surveyed about emotional distress (between 1993-95), 6 moths later they were surveyed about alcohol use, and then about violence after another 6 months. Assessment of violence included assaultive behavior and whether his or her friends carry a gun (ranging from none to all). One-fifth of the respondents had a friend who had carried a gun in the past year, Mexican-American males were most likely to say that they had a friend who carried a gun (32%).
Tschann, J. M., Flores, E., Pasch, L. A., & VanOss, B. (2005). Emotional distress, alcohol use, and peer violence among Mexican-American and European-American adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(1), 11-18.
Tschann, J. M., et al. "Emotional Distress, Alcohol Use, and Peer Violence among Mexican-American and European-American Adolescents." Journal of Adolescent Health 37.1 (2005): 11-18.