Ethnicity and drug use among urban junior high school youths

Richard Dembo, William Burgos, Don Des Jarlais, James Schmeidler

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Data from a survey of youths attending a New York City junior high school were used to examine three perspectives of their drug involvement: (1) ethnic subculture, (2) social class, and (3) social adjustment. The results support the social adjustment view, although important differences were found in the demographic, attitude, and value correlates of drug involvement for the Black Puerto Rican, and White students who were studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-568
Number of pages12
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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