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dc.contributor.advisorCepeda-Benito, Antonio
dc.creatorFlato, Claudia Graciela
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T22:23:35Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T23:44:28Z
dc.date.available2011-02-22T22:23:35Z
dc.date.available2011-02-22T23:44:28Z
dc.date.created2009-12
dc.date.issued2011-02-22
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-12-7276
dc.description.abstractThe current study was designed to examine the influence of cultural orientation on alcohol involvement among Mexican-American adolescents. Also, this study assessed whether cultural orientation predicted positive and negative alcohol expectancies for the effects of drinking one to two drinks or bingeing; and whether alcohol-use expectancies mediated the effects of acculturation on drinking practices. The participants were 300 Mexican-American high school students (M = 16.5, SD = 1.15; 178 female and 122 male) from a city along the Texas/Mexico border who were mostly self-identified as 2nd generation Mexican-Americans. The students completed the questionnaires regarding alcohol involvement, acculturation, and alcohol expectancies. Significant findings in the current study indicated a higher orientation to Mexican culture predicted higher levels of alcohol involvement for boys; whereas, a higher orientation to U.S. culture predicted higher alcohol involvement for girls. Also, identification with Mexican culture for girls predicted negative alcohol expectancies for low and high quantities of alcohol use.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectAcculturationen
dc.subjectAlcoholen
dc.subjectExpectanciesen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectMexican-Americanen
dc.titleAcculturation, Alcohol Expectancies, and Alcohol Use Among Mexican-American Adolescentsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMorey, Leslie C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDoss, Brian D.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGonzalez, Jorge E.
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
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