Race and alcohol consumption : the effects of race and alcohol expectancies in a college population
Cotton, Garnette Jolene
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This study examined the influence of ethnicity and beliefs regarding alcohol use on consumption patterns in a sample of Southeastern college students. ANOVAs revealed a significant group effect for amount of alcohol consumed as well as strength of expectancies held. Specifically, Caucasian participants held expectancies related to the use of alcohol more strongly than did African-American students, as well as consumed more alcohol then African-American students. Further research is recommended to explore the social and cultural settings in which alcohol consumption occurs within these groups.