Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Amanda K. Gilmore, PhD
Cynthia Stappenbeck, PhD
Isha Metzger, PhD
Latine students are a growing segment of the college population and, when compared to their White peers, are a higher risk for alcohol-related consequences. Most of the research regarding alcohol use in Latine students has emphasized cultural factors, e.g., acculturation, while other established risk factors for alcohol use such as sexual assault victimization have gone unexamined. Using the self-medication hypothesis, the current study sought to examine the association between sexual assault severity and alcohol use and consequences among Latine college students. Further, post-traumatic stress symptoms were examined as a possible moderator of these associations. Sexual assault severity and post-traumatic stress symptoms were significantly associated with both alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences; however, post-traumatic stress was not a moderator of these associations. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Salamanca, Nashalys K., "Examining Factors Associated with Alcohol Use and Consequences among Latine College Students." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2023.
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