Predictors of Alaska Native Adolescent Sobriety and Reasons for Living
Cuqyun (Yup’ik term for ‘a measuring tool’) is a developmental project linked with the long term, programmatic PA research. Significant cultural adaptation of established measurment tools as well as development of new culture specific tools was rquired to assess variables related to alcohol, substance abuse and suicide in AN adolescents. Cuqyun’s primary purpose is to test the psychometric properties of these adpated and recently developed measures with a sample of 475 AN adolescents age 13-18 years. This project also tests the predictive validity of these measures in a culturally-based model of AN sobriety and reasons for living suggested by our previous CBPR. This final aim will also provide a test of the mulitlevel pathway model of sobriety on which our preventive intervention program of research is based.
James Allen, PhD, Principal Investigator