Drug Use and Cultural Factors Among Hispanic Adolescents and Emerging Adults, Los Angeles, 2006-2016 Version 1


The Drug Use Among and Cultural Factors Among Hispanic Adolescents and Emerging Adults - Los Angeles, 2006-2016 collection examines the cultural risk and protective factors for substance use among Hispanic adolescents and emerging adults in Southern California. Adolescents were recruited in 9th grade and completed annual surveys about their substance use, acculturation, ethnic identity, cultural stressors, peer and family relationships, and cultural values. They were re-contacted to complete surveys in their early 20s; this survey also included measures of sexual behavior and interpersonal violence. Demographic variables present in this collection include age, gender, grade in school, ethnicity, country of origin, education level, language spoken, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, ZIP code, and place of residence.

Project RED aims to explore the relationship between acculturation and known psychological and social factors that influence the decisions that youth make about drug use. The primary objective is to better understand the risk and protective factors relevant to the population that attend the identified schools and incorporate findings in to the development of innovative drug prevention programs tailored to meet the specific needs of these students. Following the students through high school allowed researcher to better understand the etiology of risky as well as healthy behavior.

This data collection includes a total for 7 waves of data. Variables are named to indicate which year of data collection they are from (e.g. Y1 = year 1 data, EA1 = Emerging Adulthood follow up year 1), and are grouped in the dataset in chronological order. Each year of data includes the following number of variables:

Year 1: 862; Year 2: 781; Year 3: 331; Emerging Adulthood Year 1: 355; Emerging Adulthood Year 2: 278; Emerging Adulthood Year 3: 318; Emerging Adulthood Year 4: 341;

ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..

Presence of Common Scales: Marin and Marin Acculturation Scale;; Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) 1998 and 2010;; Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI 18-item version) adapted for general drug use;; Disciplinary and Delinquent Behavior-SAGE Baseline Survey;; The Acculturation, Habits, and Interests Multicultural Scale for Adolescents (AHIMSA);; Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory for Adults of Mexican Origin;; Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA) and ARSMA-II;; Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire, 1993;; Perceived Stress Scale;; California Healthy Kids, 2002;; HITS Scale (Hurt, Insulted, Threatened with harm, and Screamed at them);; FACES-II scale;; Multiphasic Assessment of Cultural Construct (MACCSF);; Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D);

Response Rates: In 2005, all 9th graders attending selected schools (n = 3218) were invited to participate in the survey. Of those, 75 percent (n = 2,420) provided parental consent and student assent. Of the 2,420 students who provided consent and assent, 2,226 (92 percent) completed the survey in 9th grade. Of the 2,226 students who completed the 9th grade survey, 1,773 (80 percent) also completed surveys in 10th and 11th grade with 182 (8 percent) students completing a survey in 10th grade but not in 11th grade, 50 students (2 percent) completing a survey in 11th grade but not in 10th grade, and 217 (10 percent) students lost to attrition before the 10th grade survey.

Datasets:DS1: Dataset

Adolescents attending predominantly Hispanic high schools in Los Angeles, California. Smallest Geographic Unit: ZIP code

Researchers gathered participants from seven high schools in the Los Angeles area where the population is at least 70% Hispanic, as indicated by data from the California Board of Education. An eighth school was added to the sample in the second wave of the study. Sampling included an emphasis on schools with a wide range of socioeconomic characteristics. Census data was used to obtain an estimate of the median annual household incomes of the ZIP codes served by the schools. Participants enrolled in these high schools were included in the study during their 9th grade year, and only participants who initially self-identified as either Hispanic, Latino/a, Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano/a, Central America, South America, Metizo, La Raza, or Spanish were retained for additional waves of the study.

2018-10-03 The title for this study has been updated in each data and documentation file. No other changes occurred to the files. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA016310).

computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

mail questionnaire

on-site questionnaire

telephone interview

DOI https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36765.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:654791
Creator Unger, Jennifer
Publisher Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse
Publication Year 2018
Rights Delivery; One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
OpenAccess true
Contact Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset; survey data
Discipline Psychology