Association of job status and risky behaviors in multi-race adolescents


Jackson, Hannah & Rutsohn, Joshua (2010). Association of job status and risky behaviors in multi-race adolescents. 2010 Add Health Users Conference. Bethesda, MD.


Multi-race adolescents are at an increased risk for engaging in risky behaviors. Previous research indicates that multiracial adolescents are more likely to engage in substance and illicit drug use compared to white and single race minority counterparts. Studies show that job status and income affect the purchase and use of alcohol and drugs in the adolescent population. We hypothesize that there are differences between multi-race adolescents with jobs and their engagement in risky behaviors compared to their single race counterparts. This study will examine whether multi-race adolescents with a job are at a greater risk of engaging in risky behaviors such as tobacco use, illicit drug use and alcohol consumption compared to single race adolescents with jobs. Indicators of current behavior will be assessed using 30 day use response variables. We plan to conduct a factorial MANOVA analysis on Add Health Waves I, II and III while controlling for mediating factors: gender and socioeconomic status. Data will be analyzed using STATA 11.0.


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Conference proceeding

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2010 Add Health Users Conference


Jackson, Hannah
Rutsohn, Joshua

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Bethesda, MD

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