The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between alcohol consumption and school-based violence among Latino high school students. This was accomplished by conducting a quantitative study in which secondary data from the Centers for Disease Control, 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) was used (CDC, 2007). The findings reveal that alcohol consumption is more prevalent in male than female adolescents, that youth who abuse alcohol before the age of 13 are more likely to have substance abuse problems as adults and carry weapons to school. The findings may help in developing proactive and reactive substance abuse approaches for adolescents.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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