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dc.contributor.advisorHolleran, Lori K.en
dc.creatorGoldbach, Jeremy Thomasen
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23T15:21:43Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-23T15:21:43Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5201en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractLesbian, Gay, and Bisexual youth are at increased risk for the use of substances (Moon, Fornili & O’Briant, 2007; Remafedi, 1987), including cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy (Bontempo & D’Augelli, 2002; Corliss, Rosario, Wypij, Wylie, Frazier & Austin, 2010). Currently, no interventions exist designed to meet the needs of LGB adolescents (NREPP, 2011), and little theory exists to explain substance use by LG adolescents. To begin the process of developing tailored interventions, this three-study dissertation sought to: (1) explore the perspectives of LGB youth, and identify their perspectives on unique prevention development, (2) systematically review the empirical literature on culturally based risk factors in LGB youth and to identify most relevant salient themes for testing, and (3) explore the relationship between identified minority related stressors and substance use patterns in a large sample of LGB youth. Findings indicate that LGB adolescents have unique cultural experiences not captured in current prevention programming. Additionally, five constructs from minority stress are described, and their relationship to marijuana use is explained. Future research should focus on the development of better measurement instruments for minority stress in LGB adolescents and the exploration of its impact on behavioral health outcomes.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSexual minority youthen
dc.subjectSubstance useen
dc.subjectMinority stressen
dc.subjectPreventionen
dc.titleTowards the prevention of substance use in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youthen
dc.date.updated2012-10-23T15:22:11Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5201en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPomeroy, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThompson, Sannaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRountree, Micheleen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLaird, Justin M.en
dc.description.departmentSocial Worken
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentSocial Worken
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Worken
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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