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dc.creatorTalley, Amelia E. (TTU)
dc.creatorHarris, Breanna N. (TTU)
dc.creatorLe, Tran H. (TTU)
dc.creatorHohman, Zachary P. (TTU)
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-21T00:44:57Z
dc.date.available2022-09-21T00:44:57Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationTalley, A. E., Harris, B. N., Le, T. H., & Hohman, Z. P. (2022). Aversive Self-Focus and Alcohol Consumption Behavior in Women with Sexual Identity-Uncertainty: Changes in Salivary Cortisol Stress Response Among Those who Drink-to-Cope. Chronic Stress, 6, 24705470221118308. https://doi.org/10.1177/24705470221118308en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/24705470221118308
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/90276
dc.description© The Author(s) 2022. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Individuals who report sexual identity-uncertainty are at-risk for heavy alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder symptomology. The current study examined the impact of states of aversive self-focus on subsequent consumption of ostensibly alcohol-containing beverages among a sample of women in early adulthood with varying levels of sexual identity-uncertainty (N = 75). Methods: Utilizing a 2 (self-focus: negative vs. neutral) × 2 (attribution for any psychological discomfort: external vs. none given) between-subjects design with 3 within-person assessments of salivary cortisol, both a moderation model and mixed-effects general linear model were tested. Results: States of aversive self-focus caused increases in overall consumption among women higher in sexual identity-uncertainty. Findings suggested consumption of ostensibly alcohol-containing beverages was more likely among women higher in sexual identity-uncertainty who also reported consuming beverages to cope with distress. Among women who reported higher levels of sexual identity-uncertainty and drinking-to-cope motives, salivary cortisol concentrations dampened more quickly over time, as they supposedly consumed alcohol. Conclusion: Findings demonstrate that, among women reporting sexual identity-uncertainty who are motivated to consume alcohol to forget about troubles or worries, situations which evoke states of aversive self-focus may contribute to differences in alcohol consumption in early adulthood.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectSexual Identityen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Uncertaintyen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Focusen_US
dc.subjectCortisolen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol Useen_US
dc.subjectStressen_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol Consumption Habitsen_US
dc.titleAversive Self-Focus and Alcohol Consumption Behavior in Women with Sexual Identity-Uncertainty: Changes in Salivary Cortisol Stress Response Among Those who Drink-to-Copeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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