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Influences of School Latino Composition and Linguistic Acculturation on a Prevention Program for Youth.
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PMID:  20721310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study examined how ethnic composition and linguistic acculturation within schools affected the efficacy of a youth substance use prevention model program. Data come from a randomized trial of the keepin' it REAL program, using a predominantly Mexican American sample of middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona. Schools were randomly assigned to a control group or to one of three culturally tailored intervention versions. We hypothesized that school ethnic and linguistic acculturation composition (percent Latino, percent non-English speaking at home) and individual level of linguistic acculturation jointly would moderate the efficacy of the prevention program, as indicated by students' alcohol, marijuana, and cigarette use. Using multilevel linear modeling and multiple imputation techniques to manage clustered data and attrition, results showed that desired program effects varied by the linguistic acculturation level of the school, the program version, and individual acculturation level. The Latino intervention version was more efficacious in schools with larger percentages of non-English speaking families, but only among less linguistically acculturated Latino students. There were no significant school level program effects connected to the percentage of Latino students at school, the other versions of the program, or among more linguistically acculturated students.
Flavio F Marsiglia; Scott T Yabiku; Stephen Kulis; Tanya Nieri; Benjamin Lewin
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Title:  Social work research     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1070-5309     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
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Created Date:  2010-8-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9434315     Medline TA:  Soc Work Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  6-19     Citation Subset:  -    
Arizona State University.
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P20 MD002316-03//NCMHD NIH HHS; R01 DA014825-01//NIDA NIH HHS

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