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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2015

01-02-2015 | Original Paper

Alcohol Use among Mexican Youths: Is Familismo Protective for Moderate Drinking?

Auteurs: Lee Strunin, Alejandro Díaz-Martínez, L. Rosa Díaz-Martínez, Seth Kuranz, Carlos A. Hernández-Ávila, C. Camilo García-Bernabé, Héctor Fernández-Varela

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 2/2015

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Abstract

The construct of familismo has been identified as a potential protective cultural value in Hispanic cultures. This paper considers familismo and alcohol use among young people in Mexico. We conducted a qualitative study using ethnographic open ended interviews with 117 first year students at a large free public university in Mexico City between April–May 2011. The findings indicate that dimensions of familismo can act as protective factors against misuse of alcohol among Mexican youths and may be protective for moderate drinking. Future research should explore the relationship of familismo to gender roles and other cultural values during adolescence. Given the enduring influence of Mexican cultural values among Mexican–Americans the research has implications for prevention programs for both Mexican and Mexican–American youths.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Alcohol Use among Mexican Youths: Is Familismo Protective for Moderate Drinking?
Auteurs
Lee Strunin
Alejandro Díaz-Martínez
L. Rosa Díaz-Martínez
Seth Kuranz
Carlos A. Hernández-Ávila
C. Camilo García-Bernabé
Héctor Fernández-Varela
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 2/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9837-8

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