Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Substance use among Asian Americans: A descriptive study
by Nguyen, Thuy N., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 64; 1587915
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research was to understand substance use prevalence and patterns of use among Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, and other Asians in the United States with a primary focus on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. The research explored prevalence of use, physical health and mental health, individual dynamics, and patterns of service use among these distinct populations. The exploration of ecosystems, intersectionality, and homogeneity theories assisted with identifying factors among the Asian cultures. Data collected were from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS). There were 2,095 Asian participants who were 18 years and older in the United States. The study showed significant relationships among the different Asian groups and substances with the multiple attributes. Limitations and implications relevant to social work practice were discussed. Future research is needed to develop culturally sensitive prevention and intervention programs for Asian adults who have used substances.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian Studies, Social work, Sociology
Keywords: Asian groups, Myth of homogeneity, Quantitative study, Risk and protective factors, Services, Substance use
Publication Number: 1587915
ISBN: 978-1-321-72390-8
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