Cultural protective factors for community risks and substance use among rural african american adolescents

Aashir Nasim, Anita Fernander, Tiffany G. Townsend, Rosalie Corona, Faye Z. Belgrave

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Relatively little attention has been afforded to protective factors for community-level risks among non-urban populations. This study examined the extent to which traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors of 137 African American adolescents (ages 12-17) from a rural community moderated the relationship between perceived community disorganization and substance use behaviors. Results from hierarchical linear regression revealed that traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors were differentially related to community disorganization and adolescent substance use. In terms of protective influences, religious beliefs and practices and traditional family practices moderated the effect of community disorganization on substance use. Specifically, religious beliefs and practices demonstrated a protective-stabilizing effect as community disorganization increased; traditional family practices demonstrated a protective but reactive effect. Attitudes of cultural mistrust increased youth's susceptibility to substance use as community disorganization worsenedvulnerable and reactive. The findings underscore the importance of examining the link between cultural and contextual factors in an attempt to understand the etiology of substance use among rural African American adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-336
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

African Americans
adolescent
community
Family Practice
Religion
Rural Population
etiology
rural community
Protective Factors
American
Linear Models
regression
Population

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • African Americans
  • protective factors
  • risks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

Cite this

Cultural protective factors for community risks and substance use among rural african american adolescents. / Nasim, Aashir; Fernander, Anita; Townsend, Tiffany G.; Corona, Rosalie; Belgrave, Faye Z.

In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.10.2011, p. 316-336.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nasim, Aashir ; Fernander, Anita ; Townsend, Tiffany G. ; Corona, Rosalie ; Belgrave, Faye Z. / Cultural protective factors for community risks and substance use among rural african american adolescents. In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 2011 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 316-336.
@article{66501aaec1d649adb135b2996a0d05f5,
title = "Cultural protective factors for community risks and substance use among rural african american adolescents",
abstract = "Relatively little attention has been afforded to protective factors for community-level risks among non-urban populations. This study examined the extent to which traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors of 137 African American adolescents (ages 12-17) from a rural community moderated the relationship between perceived community disorganization and substance use behaviors. Results from hierarchical linear regression revealed that traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors were differentially related to community disorganization and adolescent substance use. In terms of protective influences, religious beliefs and practices and traditional family practices moderated the effect of community disorganization on substance use. Specifically, religious beliefs and practices demonstrated a protective-stabilizing effect as community disorganization increased; traditional family practices demonstrated a protective but reactive effect. Attitudes of cultural mistrust increased youth's susceptibility to substance use as community disorganization worsenedvulnerable and reactive. The findings underscore the importance of examining the link between cultural and contextual factors in an attempt to understand the etiology of substance use among rural African American adolescents.",
keywords = "adolescents, African Americans, protective factors, risks",
author = "Aashir Nasim and Anita Fernander and Townsend, {Tiffany G.} and Rosalie Corona and Belgrave, {Faye Z.}",
year = "2011",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/15332640.2011.623510",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
pages = "316--336",
journal = "Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse",
issn = "1533-2640",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cultural protective factors for community risks and substance use among rural african american adolescents

AU - Nasim, Aashir

AU - Fernander, Anita

AU - Townsend, Tiffany G.

AU - Corona, Rosalie

AU - Belgrave, Faye Z.

PY - 2011/10/1

Y1 - 2011/10/1

N2 - Relatively little attention has been afforded to protective factors for community-level risks among non-urban populations. This study examined the extent to which traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors of 137 African American adolescents (ages 12-17) from a rural community moderated the relationship between perceived community disorganization and substance use behaviors. Results from hierarchical linear regression revealed that traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors were differentially related to community disorganization and adolescent substance use. In terms of protective influences, religious beliefs and practices and traditional family practices moderated the effect of community disorganization on substance use. Specifically, religious beliefs and practices demonstrated a protective-stabilizing effect as community disorganization increased; traditional family practices demonstrated a protective but reactive effect. Attitudes of cultural mistrust increased youth's susceptibility to substance use as community disorganization worsenedvulnerable and reactive. The findings underscore the importance of examining the link between cultural and contextual factors in an attempt to understand the etiology of substance use among rural African American adolescents.

AB - Relatively little attention has been afforded to protective factors for community-level risks among non-urban populations. This study examined the extent to which traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors of 137 African American adolescents (ages 12-17) from a rural community moderated the relationship between perceived community disorganization and substance use behaviors. Results from hierarchical linear regression revealed that traditional cultural attitudes and behaviors were differentially related to community disorganization and adolescent substance use. In terms of protective influences, religious beliefs and practices and traditional family practices moderated the effect of community disorganization on substance use. Specifically, religious beliefs and practices demonstrated a protective-stabilizing effect as community disorganization increased; traditional family practices demonstrated a protective but reactive effect. Attitudes of cultural mistrust increased youth's susceptibility to substance use as community disorganization worsenedvulnerable and reactive. The findings underscore the importance of examining the link between cultural and contextual factors in an attempt to understand the etiology of substance use among rural African American adolescents.

KW - adolescents

KW - African Americans

KW - protective factors

KW - risks

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84857472342&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84857472342&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/15332640.2011.623510

DO - 10.1080/15332640.2011.623510

M3 - Article

C2 - 22150130

AN - SCOPUS:84857472342

VL - 10

SP - 316

EP - 336

JO - Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

JF - Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

SN - 1533-2640

IS - 4

ER -