Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

165

Date

2010

Date of Award

12-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Concentration

Clinical Psychology

Committee Chair

James G Murphy

Committee Member

Leslie A Robinson

Committee Member

John F Weaver

Abstract

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.

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Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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