Racial matching and adolescent self-disclosure of substance use and mental health symptoms

Daniel J. Ureche, Douglas Cary Smith, Jordan P. Davis, Karen Margaret-Tabb Dina

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Abstract

Obtaining accurate assessment data from adolescents in treatment aids clinical decision making and facilitates more accurate outcome evaluations. However, findings could be biased due to underreported substance use and mental health symptoms. This article compares self-reports of youth in non-White matched client–assessor dyads and those in nonmatched dyads. There were no differences on self-reported substance use, but matched youth reported significantly fewer attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms versus the comparison group. One possible reason for these findings is the effect of in-group stereotype threat. Future studies should examine the potential effect that in-group stereotyping and perceived racism have on the therapeutic relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-188
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016

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Self Disclosure
Mental Health
mental health
adolescent
dyad
Racism
Stereotyping
Group
ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Self Report
racism
stereotype
threat
decision making
Therapeutics
evaluation

Keywords

  • Psychological assessment
  • ethnic minorities
  • racial matching
  • stereotype threat
  • substance use disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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Racial matching and adolescent self-disclosure of substance use and mental health symptoms. / Ureche, Daniel J.; Smith, Douglas Cary; Davis, Jordan P.; Dina, Karen Margaret-Tabb.

In: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Vol. 15, No. 2, 02.04.2016, p. 176-188.

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