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ERIC Number: EJ781755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Understanding the Relationship between Alcohol and Sex: Latino and White College Students and Problematic Sexual Experiences while Drinking
Bourdeau, Beth; Saltz, Robert; Bersamin, Melina; Grube, Joel
Journal of American College Health, v56 n3 p299-306 Nov 2007
Objectives: The authors examined whether the relationship between alcohol expectancies and sexual experiences while drinking differed between Latino and white college students. Participants: The authors considered students if they were white or Latino, unmarried, aged 18-25 years, reported any drinking, and had at least 1 sexual partner in the present school year. Methods: The investigators collected surveys from a random sample of 13,868 undergraduate students from the 14 California public university campuses. They used tests of group differences and hierarchical multiple regressions. Results: Social-facilitation alcohol expectancies were associated with the total number of different alcohol-related sexual experiences among Latino students. Neither social facilitation nor sexual-enhancement alcohol expectancies were differentially predictive of white or Latino students' frequency of sexual experiences. Conclusions: Additional research is necessary to determine whether concepts targeted by alcohol prevention programs operate in a differential manner for Latino students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California