Title of Presentation Proposal

The Influence of Perceived Alcohol Norms and Depression on the Drinking Behaviors of Latino College Students

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This study examined alcohol norms and alcohol use among Latino college students and its interaction with depression utilizing data from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment. There was a significant interaction between past year depression and perception of the number of drinks of the typical student (b = -.178, p < .05). Future directions and practical implications are discussed, including the influence of culture.

Start Date

4-13-2013 8:30 AM

End Date

4-13-2013 9:20 AM

Location

Commons Area - 1st Floor

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The Influence of Perceived Alcohol Norms and Depression on the Drinking Behaviors of Latino College Students

Commons Area - 1st Floor

This study examined alcohol norms and alcohol use among Latino college students and its interaction with depression utilizing data from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment. There was a significant interaction between past year depression and perception of the number of drinks of the typical student (b = -.178, p < .05). Future directions and practical implications are discussed, including the influence of culture.