CitationZhang, Xing & Lee, Daniel B. (2018). School prejudice and substance use from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Denver, CO.
AbstractRacial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes have been consistently documented in the health literature. Until recently, many studies have evidenced associations between prejudice and health behaviors using cross-sectional data. However, studies assessing the link between prejudice and health behaviors from adolescence to adulthood are limited. In an effort to address this gap, we use Waves I, II, and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to examine how perceptions of school prejudice over time influence cigarette smoking, alcohol use, and marijuana use from adolescence to emerging adulthood. Variation across race and ethnicity is explored. Preliminary results indicate that school prejudice in adolescence (Wave I) is associated with higher cigarette use, alcohol use, and marijuana use in later adolescence (Wave II). White and Asian adolescents who perceived school prejudice were more likely to use alcohol, while Hispanics were more likely to use marijuana in later adolescence.
Keyword(s)prejudice substance use race ethnicity smoking cigarettes alcohol marijuana
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book TitleAnnual Meeting of the Population Association of America
Series TitleHealth and mortality 1
Lee, Daniel B.