Acculturation, Risk Behaviors and Physical Dating Violence Victimization Among Cuban-American Adolescents

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Jessica Williams, Mireille Merisier, Amanda M. Cummings, Guillermo J Prado

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The purpose of this study is to describe the relationships among acculturation, risk behaviors, and reported physical dating violence among Cuban-American ninth grade adolescents. Participants (N = 82) completed a questionnaire that assessed their level of acculturation to the U.S. (Americanism), their maintenance of the Hispanic culture (Hispanicism), binge drinking, drug use, sexual intercourse, condom use and physical dating violence victimization. Multiple logistic regression was conducted. Hispanicism was associated with a decrease in odds of reporting physical dating violence victimization. Drug use and not using a condom were associated with an increase in odds of reporting physical dating violence victimization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
StateAccepted/In press - May 2 2014



  • Abuse
  • Adolescent health
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Latino

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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