Interactive Effects of Discrimination and Racial Identity on Alcohol-Related Thoughts and Use


Journal Article

The interrelationships among racial discrimination, non race-based rejection, racial identity (RI), and alcohol cognitions and use were assessed in this research. In Study 1, individuals who experienced overt discrimination and who were high in RI were less likely than those low in RI to meet criteria for alcohol abuse disorder. In Study 2, discrimination and rejection were causally related to a faster reaction time in a lexical decision task to alcohol-related concepts as compared to neutral words, especially for those low in RI. Implications of discrimination and rejection on substance use and other risky health behaviors are discussed. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Richman, LS; Boynton, MH; Costanzo, P; Banas, K

Published Date

  • July 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 396 - 407

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-3533

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01973533.2013.803966

Citation Source

  • Scopus