Blood is thicker than booze: Examining the role of familism and gender in alcohol use and related consequences among Hispanic college students.
The present study evaluated cultural, ethnic, and gender differences in drinking and alcohol-related problems among Hispanic students. Familism protects against negative outcomes in Hispanic populations, thus we expected familism to buffer against alcohol problems. Participants (N=623; 53% female) completed a battery of measures. Results suggested that familism was protective against drinking. Furthermore, alcohol use mediated the association between familism and alcohol-related problems. In sum, understanding that culture plays an important role in people’s behaviors and identifying protective factors is critical to inform culturally sensitive prevention and intervention efforts.
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DiBello, A. M., Gonzales, G., Young, C. M., Rodriguez, L. M., & Neighbors, C. (2016). Blood is thicker than booze: Examining the role of familism and gender in alcohol use and related consequences among Hispanic college students. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use. 15, 310-324. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2015.1044684
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