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Mediators and Moderators of the Gender Role-Substance Use Relationship in Mexican American Adolescents

Abstract ABSTRACT The relationships between adaptive and maladaptive aspects of gender roles in predicting substance use were examined in a sample of 955 (450 boys, 505 girls) Mexican American 7th and 8th grade adolescents participating in a school-based substance use intervention. The moderating effect of linguistic acculturation, the mediating effects of antisociality, depressive symptoms, and adaptive and avoidant coping on gender role-substance use relationships were examined. Correlational and path analyses supported the Functional Model of Gender Roles that considers these roles as adaptive or maladaptive social coping strategies. For boys, the path analyses yielded significant direct paths from aggressive masculinity to composite alcohol, cig... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Nagoshi, Julieann Lynn (Author) / Kulis, Stephen (Advisor) / Marsiglia, Flavio (Committee member) / Gillmore, Mary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Gender studies / Coping / Gender Roles / Machismo / Marianismo / Mental Health / Substance Use
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 168 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Social Work 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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