Knowledge, Attitudes, and Malt Liquor Beer Drinking Behavior Among African American Men in South Central Los Angeles

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Universal-Publishers, Aug 3, 2000 - Medical - 194 pages
Alcohol use continues to be one of the most serious and complex social and health-related problems affecting the African American community today. A review of the literature suggested that African American drink less but suffer from more negative consequences of drinking. Although African Americans are only 14% of the population, they are reported to consume 30% of malt liquor beers. Most surveys which seek to measure alcohol consumption patterns for African American men refer to questions related to mainstream alcohol types. For African American men, the literature has not addressed these phenomena nor adequately provided a culturally specific theoretical framework by which to start addressing these issues. The present study uses an Africentric perspective based on the Association of Black Psychologist Behavioral Change Model (Nobels, et.al. 1998) to provide the conceptual framework for understanding the influence that age, level of education, and employment status have on African American men's knowledge, attitudes and malt liquor beer drinking behavior.
 

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Contents

CHAPTERII REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
11
METHODOLOGY
56
Demographic Characteristics of Participants
57
Primary Drinking BehaviorVariables for the BMLBS
61
Internal Consistency Reliabilities for Perception of BMLBS Behavioral Effects ChecklistPilot Study
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Internal Consistency Reliabilities for Scales of the BMLBSPilot Study
68
RESULTS
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Internal Consistency Reliabilities for MLB Knowledge Scale Behavioral Effects Scale Community Standards Scale Influences on MLB Consumption ...
73
Demographic Characteristics of Malt Liquor Beer MLB Drinkers 95
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Drinking Behavior
99
Religiosity by Drinking Group
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Social Context of Drinking First Drink and Where Purchased
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Social Context of Drinking Where and With Whom
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Frequency of Malt Liquor Beer Consumption
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Malt Liquor Beer Container Size Preference and Consumption at one Time
105
Malt Liquor Beer MLB Consumption Patterns Time of Day Preference 106 Table 29 Malt Liquor Beer MLB Drinking Behavior Frequency and Cont...
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Alcohol Content Drinking Age and Brand Name 76 Table 7 SafetyRelated Knowledge of the Effects of Drinking Malt Liquor Beer
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General Malt Liquor Beer and Alcohol Knowledge
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AttitudeRelated Characteristics 79
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Perceived Behavioral Effects Checklist for Malt Liquor Beer by Item
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Perceived Behavioral Effects Checklist for Regular Beer by Item
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Perceived Behavioral Effects Checklist for Hard Liquor by Item
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Perceived Behavioral Effects Checklist for Wine by Item
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Perceived Behavioral Effects Checklist for Wine Cooler by Item
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Personal Standards regarding Malt Liquor Beer MLB use
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Personal Standards regarding Malt Liquor Beer MLB use
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BehaviorRelated Characteristic
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Community Standards regarding General Alcohol use
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Community Standards regarding General Alcohol use
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Influences of Advertising on Malt Liquor Beer MLB Drinking
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Influences of Pop Culture on Malt Liquor Beer MLB Drinking
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Influences of Mirroring on Malt Liquor Beer MLB Drinking
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Motivations Associated with Malt Liquor Beer ConsumptionEscape 111 Table 32 Motivations Associated with Malt Liquor Beer ConsumptionNeed t...
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Analysis of Hypotheses
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General Malt Liquor Beer Knowledge by Age
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General Malt Liquor Beer Knowledge by Education
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General Malt Liquor Beer Knowledge by Employment
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Personal Malt Liquor Beer Standards by Age Group
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Community Malt Liquor Beer Standards by Age Group
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Personal Malt Liquor Beer Standards by Education Group
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Community Malt Liquor Beer Standards by Education Group
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Personal Malt Liquor Beer Standards by Employment Group
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Community Malt Liquor Beer Standards by Employment Group
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DISCUSSION
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REFERENCES
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APPENDICES
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