Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Marta Meana

Number of Pages

185

Abstract

The Hispanic/Latino population represents the largest ethnic minority group in the United States, with immigrants comprising a substantial portion of this population. For both U.S.-born and immigrant Hispanic/Latinos, alcohol abuse and dependence is of particular concern given their reported high prevalence rates, the severe alcohol-related consequences that they experience, and the various barriers to obtain treatment that they encounter. In comparison to members of other ethnic groups, Hispanics/Latinos have the lowest rates of perceived need for treatment, the lowest past and current rates of participation in treatment and the highest dropout rates after attending just one counseling session. Although there is limited information about barriers to treatment specific to immigrants, it is likely that they face similar, and likely worse, treatment-related barriers given their limited resources.

Keywords

Alcohol Abuse; Common Sense Representations Model; Cultural Sensitivity; Culture; Development; Disorders; Grounded Theory Methodology; Hispanic; Hispanic/Latino; Immigrants; Immigration; Interplay; Latino; Maintenance; Model; Related; Stress; Treatment Development

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Hispanic Americans--Study

File Format

pdf

File Size

4986.88 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/8kl1-d4gm


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