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ERIC Number: EJ1179034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Examining the Role of Racism in the Risky Alcohol Use Behaviors of Black Female College Students
Pittman, Delishia M.; Kaur, Paramjit
Journal of American College Health, v66 n4 p310-316 2018
Objective: This study explores the impact racism has on the drinking behaviors of Black college women. Little is known about Black college women's experience of racism and the impact racism has on their psychological wellbeing and drinking behaviors. The current study fills a gap in our understanding of the role racism plays in the risky drinking behavior of Black college women. Participants: 469 Black college women ages 18-29 were sampled from 8 colleges and universities across the US, in 3 waves from December 2014-August 2017. Results: Findings suggest that general life stress and perceived racism are significantly associated with alcohol use among Black college women. However, only increased experiences of racism increase Black college women's engagement in risky drinking. Conclusions: The findings of this study serve as an entry point for a more nuanced assessment of stressors among Black college women that may inform drinking behaviors in this population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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