The purpose of this study was to examine how acculturation would influence alcohol consumption among Hispanic/Latinos. Data from the California Health Interview Survey for 2007 were used to analyze and predict the relationship between alcohol consumption and acculturation. For Hypothesis 1, acculturation measured as English language proficiency and English language preference would predict alcohol consumption among foreign-born Hispanics/Latinos who live in the United States. For Hypothesis 2, acculturation measured as number of years of residence in the United States was a predictor of alcohol consumption. Hypothesis 3 considered gender as a moderator for the relationship between acculturation and alcohol consumption: higher alcohol consumption would be found among Latinas with higher levels of acculturation than among Latino men. The results showed that English language, specifically “the preference of English media,” was a statistically significant predictor of alcohol consumption; therefore, Hypothesis 1 was partially supported. Hypothesis 2, that years of residence in the United States as a predictor for alcohol consumption, was also supported. However, Hypothesis 3 was not supported: Latino men and women did not differ in terms of alcohol consumption as a function of acculturation.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Latin American Studies, Hispanic American studies|
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