A comparison of marijuana use among Mexican-American and Anglo rural youth utilizing a matched-set analysis

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Attitudes and practices regarding marijuana use are examined in a sample of Mexican-American and Anglo adolescents living in Wyoming. The Mexican-American respondents were matched with Anglos who shared similar social and demographic characteristics, and matched-set analysis was used to determine significant differences on the basis of racial/ethnic identity. On all measures, Mexican-American youth were found to have significantly more positive attitudes toward marijuana and more extensive marijuana use. The implications of these findings are discussed.
  • Author List

  • Cockerham WC; Alster JM
  • Start Page

  • 759
  • End Page

  • 767
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 6