Relations between cannabis use, socioeconomic status, and risk perceptions in a Hispanic/Latinx population

Jordan A. Gette, Jenny M. Cundiff, Tre D. Gissandaner, Andrew K. Littlefield

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Abstract

Socioeconomic status (SES) and risk perceptions are indicative of cannabis use and subjective social status (SSS) may have utility in predicting cannabis use. This work examined relations between these indicators of cannabis use and use in a Hispanic/Latinx sample. Results found negative relations between risk perceptions and cannabis use. SES was unrelated to cannabis outcomes and risk perceptions but SSS had a negative relation with lifetime use. SSS positively related to risk assimilation in the full sample. Findings demonstrate how risk perceptions relate to cannabis use and suggest SES and SSS may not be indicative of use among Hispanic/Latinx populations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Cannabis use
  • risk perceptions
  • socioeconomic status
  • subjective social status

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