Substance abuse among Asian American youth: An ecological review of the literature

Jun Sung Hong, Hui Huang, Bushra Sabri, Johnny S. Kim

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Abstract

The purpose of this review is to understand the risk and protective factors that are associated with substance use among Asian American youth. Using the Bronfenbrenner's (1994) ecological systems theory, we examine how individual characteristics (age, gender, psychopathology, genetics, and ethnic differences), micro- (family and peers), meso-/exo- (relations between family and peers, cultural norms, and economic stress), macro- (academic achievement and cultural influences), and chrono-systems (acculturation) level factors influence or inhibit substance use among Asian American youth. In addition, this review highlights major implications for practice and policy to prevent substance misuse and to improve outcomes for substance abusing Asian American youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-677
Number of pages9
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

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substance abuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Systems Theory
Acculturation
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psychopathology
system theory
acculturation
Psychopathology
academic achievement
Ecosystem
Economics
gender
economics
literature

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Asian Americans
  • Drugs
  • Substance
  • Tobacco
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Substance abuse among Asian American youth : An ecological review of the literature. / Hong, Jun Sung; Huang, Hui; Sabri, Bushra; Kim, Johnny S.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 33, No. 5, 05.2011, p. 669-677.

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Hong, Jun Sung ; Huang, Hui ; Sabri, Bushra ; Kim, Johnny S. / Substance abuse among Asian American youth : An ecological review of the literature. In: Children and Youth Services Review. 2011 ; Vol. 33, No. 5. pp. 669-677.
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