The relationship between hostility, smoking, and alcohol consumption in Mexican Americans

D. J. Lee, C. F. Mendes de Leon, Kyriakos Markides

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Abstract

We examined the effect of hostility on smoking and alcohol consumption using data from a three-generation study of Mexican Americans. The irritability subscale of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory was used as the measure of hostility. Moderate associations were found between alcohol consumption and irritability scores among middle- and younger-generation females, with generally weaker or nonsignificant associations found in males. Smoking was moderately associated with irritability in middle- and younger-generation females and in younger-generation males. Differences in results by generation and gender are discussed as well as implications for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-896
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of the Addictions
Volume23
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1988

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The relationship between hostility, smoking, and alcohol consumption in Mexican Americans. / Lee, D. J.; Mendes de Leon, C. F.; Markides, Kyriakos.

In: International Journal of the Addictions, Vol. 23, No. 9, 1988, p. 887-896.

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