Correlates among Disruptive Behavior, Mental Health, Substance Use, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Hispanic High School Adolescents

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601702
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Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Correlates among Disruptive Behavior, Mental Health, Substance Use, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Hispanic High School Adolescents
Other Titles:
Drug Abuse in the Pediatric Population: Mental Health's Effect on Addictions [Session]
Author(s):
McGovern, Colleen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon
Author Details:
Colleen McGovern, RN, LSN, mcgovern.5@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: In adolescence, disruptive behavior, which includes defiance towards adults, bullying and fighting, can occur for a multitude of reasons and is associated with unhealthy behaviors (e.g., substance use) and poor academic performance.' Although adolescents with co-morbid mental health conditions are at a higher risk of disruptive behavior (Reinke, Eddy, Dishion, & Reid, 2012), the correlates among disruptive behavior, mental health, substance use, and healthy lifestyle behaviors in Hispanic youth are largely unknown.' The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to examine the correlates among these variables in Hispanic teenagers from the southwestern United States.' Methods: The data was comprised of baseline measures from 522 urban high school Hispanic teens who participated in a full-scale clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the 15-session COPE Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program which included mental health, social skills, and substance use.' Valid and reliable measures included the Beck Youth Inventory with all of its subscales (disruptive behavior, anger, depression, anxiety, self-concept), the Healthy Lifestyles Behavior Scale, and additional substance use questions.' Pearson's correlation coefficients were conducted to evaluate relationships among the study variables.' Results: Significant positive correlations were found among disruptive behavior, anger, depression, and anxiety. Disruptive behavior also positively correlated with alcohol and substance use.' Significant negative correlations were found among self-concept and disruptive behavior, anger, depression, and anxiety.' In addition, significant negative correlations were found between healthy behaviors and disruptive behavior, anger, depression and anxiety.' Conclusion: Disruptive behavior in Hispanic adolescents is strongly positively associated with other mental health conditions, including alcohol and drug use and negatively associated with healthy lifestyle behaviors.' Thorough mental health assessments, specifically for anxiety, depression and substance use, and early interventions are warranted for Hispanic youth who exhibit disruptive behavior in schools.
Keywords:
Hispanic youth; mental health; healthy lifestyle behavior
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15K08
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCorrelates among Disruptive Behavior, Mental Health, Substance Use, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Hispanic High School Adolescentsen
dc.title.alternativeDrug Abuse in the Pediatric Population: Mental Health's Effect on Addictions [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorMcGovern, Colleenen
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilonen
dc.author.detailsColleen McGovern, RN, LSN, mcgovern.5@buckeyemail.osu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601702-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: In adolescence, disruptive behavior, which includes defiance towards adults, bullying and fighting, can occur for a multitude of reasons and is associated with unhealthy behaviors (e.g., substance use) and poor academic performance.' Although adolescents with co-morbid mental health conditions are at a higher risk of disruptive behavior (Reinke, Eddy, Dishion, & Reid, 2012), the correlates among disruptive behavior, mental health, substance use, and healthy lifestyle behaviors in Hispanic youth are largely unknown.' The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to examine the correlates among these variables in Hispanic teenagers from the southwestern United States.' Methods: The data was comprised of baseline measures from 522 urban high school Hispanic teens who participated in a full-scale clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the 15-session COPE Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program which included mental health, social skills, and substance use.' Valid and reliable measures included the Beck Youth Inventory with all of its subscales (disruptive behavior, anger, depression, anxiety, self-concept), the Healthy Lifestyles Behavior Scale, and additional substance use questions.' Pearson's correlation coefficients were conducted to evaluate relationships among the study variables.' Results: Significant positive correlations were found among disruptive behavior, anger, depression, and anxiety. Disruptive behavior also positively correlated with alcohol and substance use.' Significant negative correlations were found among self-concept and disruptive behavior, anger, depression, and anxiety.' In addition, significant negative correlations were found between healthy behaviors and disruptive behavior, anger, depression and anxiety.' Conclusion: Disruptive behavior in Hispanic adolescents is strongly positively associated with other mental health conditions, including alcohol and drug use and negatively associated with healthy lifestyle behaviors.' Thorough mental health assessments, specifically for anxiety, depression and substance use, and early interventions are warranted for Hispanic youth who exhibit disruptive behavior in schools.en
dc.subjectHispanic youthen
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjecthealthy lifestyle behavioren
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:53:13Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:53:13Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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