Date of Award
Master of Science
James G Murphy
Leslie A Robinson
John F Weaver
Although alcohol-related consequences are high in college students, thereis significant variability in the number experienced, evenamongstudents who drink heavily. Caucasian students drink more and experience more alcohol-related problems than African American students, but little research has investigated the potentially unique predictors of problems among these students.Depression, Distress Tolerance and Delay Discounting may be predictors of alcohol problem severity.We examined the relationship between these variables and alcohol-related problems among Caucasians and African American students using multivariate models.For Caucasian students, depression was associated with alcohol problems. For African American students, depression, distress tolerance, and delay discounting were associated with alcohol problems; and Distress Tolerance mediated the relationship between depression and problems. These results suggest that for African American students, the inability to tolerate negative emotions and to organize their behavior around future outcomes may be especially relevant risk factors for alcohol-related consequences.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Dennhardt, Ashley Ann, "The Role of Individual Difference Factors in Predicting Alcohol-Related Consequences in College Students" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 120.