WorldCat Identities

Vega, William 1944-

Works: 8 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 3,854 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: HV5824.Y68, 362.2912089009759381
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Vega
Health issues in Latino males : a social and structural approach by Marilyn Aguirre-Molina( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Health Issues in Latino Males, experts examine the issues affecting Latino men's health and recommend policies to overcome inequities and better serve this population. They provide suggestions for improving programs that promote the health of Latino males and related health care policy and human service
Drug use and ethnicity in early adolescence by William Vega( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) This insightful text looks at key risk factors identified with drug use among Hispanic, African-American, and White non-Hispanic adolescents, expanding on current models of drug research to account for the unique experiences of these young people. The model underlying the research draws components from three theoretical models: self-derogation/self-esteem; acculturation stress; and perceptions of racial and cultural prejudice and discrimination. By integrating these theories, the authors generate hypotheses and general research questions within the context of adolescents' ethnic and social environments. The eight chapters underscore the importance of the culture, neighborhoods, and social strata in understanding life course drug use and behavior
Stress & Hispanic mental health : relating research to service delivery by William Vega( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph provides current data on Hispanic stress and its impact on mental health and identifies areas where further research is needed. It consists of 11 chapters by a variety of authors. Chapter 1 presents a critical overview of major issues and concepts in stress modeling and cross-cultural research with Hispanic populations. Chapter 2 summarizes findings on the prevalence of symptomatology among Hispanics and scrutinizes trends. Chapter 3 discusses the determination of the relative usefulness of the stress buffering and direct effect hypotheses of social support using stress theory to guide analysis. Chapter 4 illustrates the use of multifactorial modeling in identifying factors which predict discrete symptoms and syndromes among immigrant and native-born Mexican-Americans. Chapter 5 examines the differential impact of life events on Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and Anglos using psychological distress as the outcome measure. Chapter 6 reviews social support theory and methodological issues as they pertain to Hispanic mental health research. Chapter 7 presents a conceptual model for systematically developing studies of Hispanic mental health. Chapter 8 examines the effectiveness of a specific coping style used by Hispanic immigrants in adjusting to a new culture. Chapter 9 examines differences among Mexican-Americans and Anglos in relation to knowledge of and attitudes toward stress. Chapter 10 provides data on child abuse within a Mexican-American population. Chapter 11 presents findings from a comprehensive survey of the life experiences of a group of pregnant Hispanic adolescents. (KH)
Culture and the restructuring of community mental health by William Vega( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges of latino aging in the Americas by William Vega( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines one of the most important demographic changes facing the United States: an overall aging population and the increasing influence of Latinos. It also looks at the changing demographics in Mexico and its impact on the health and financial well-being of aging Mexicans and Mexican Americans. The book provides a conceptual and accessible framework that will educate and inform readers about the interconnectedness of the demographic trends facing these two countries. It also explores the ultimate personal, social, and political impact they will have on all Americans, in the U.S. as well as Mexico. Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas features papers presented at the 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas, held at the University of Texas at Austin, September 2013. It brings together the work of many leading scholars from the fields of sociology, demography, psychology, anthropology, geography, social work, geriatric medicine, epidemiology, and public af
Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas : Effects of Space, Time and Place( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents new insights into the consequences of the impending growth in and impact of the older segment of aging communities on local economies. It uses a comparative research framework to further our understanding of issues in health and aging in the transnational context of the health and migratory experience of the U.S.- Mexican population. It also provides an important contribution to the interdisciplinary investigation of new conceptual and methodological approaches in comparative studies (inter-group comparisons) of Hispanic aging and health research. Specifically, the chapters employ different methodologies to address issues related to immigration processes, family and household structure, macroeconomic changes in the quality of community life, and focus on the new realities of aging in Latino families in local communities. The book focuses on measurement, data-quality issues, new conceptual modeling techniques, and longitudinal survey capabilities. As such it is of interest to researchers and policy makers in social sciences and public health.--
From risk factors to preventive intervention for Hispanic women by William Vega( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

California perinatal substance exposure study, 1992 by William Vega( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Health issues in Latino males : a social and structural approach
Drug use and ethnicity in early adolescenceCulture and the restructuring of community mental health
Alternative Names
Vega, William A.

English (41)