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dc.contributor.author Currie, Cheryl L.
dc.contributor.author Wild, T. Cameron
dc.contributor.author Schopflocher, Donald P.
dc.contributor.author Laing, Lory
dc.contributor.author Veugelers, Paul J.
dc.contributor.author Parlee, Brenda
dc.contributor.author McKennitt, Daniel W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T20:23:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T20:23:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3131
dc.description.abstract Objective: To examine associations between Aboriginal enculturation, Canadian acculturation, and alcohol problems among Aboriginal university students living in an urban area in Canada. Methods: Data for this mixed methods study were collected through in-person surveys with a convenience sample of Aboriginal university students (n = 60) in 2008/2009. Results: Students evidenced high levels of Aboriginal enculturation and Canadian acculturation. Aboriginal enculturation was significantly associated with reduced alcohol problems for Aboriginal university students. There was no association between Canadian acculturation and alcohol problems. Qualitative findings suggest Aboriginal cultural practices helped students cope with problems in their daily lives and provided them with both personal and social rewards. Conclusions: This study found Aboriginal enculturation was significantly associated with reduced alcohol problems among Aboriginal university students. Results support the growth of programs and services that encourage Aboriginal students to maintain their cultural identity within the university setting. Can J Psychiatry. 2011;56(12): en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Journal of Psychiatry en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal university students en_US
dc.subject Alcohol problems en_US
dc.subject Vancouver index en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America--Alcohol use--Canada en_US
dc.subject Alcoholism--Canada en_US
dc.title Enculturation and alcohol use problems among Aboriginal university students en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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