Panel IV: Risk-Taking and Abusive Behaviors Among Ethnic Minorities

Barbara W K Yee, Felipe Castro, W. Rodney Hammond, Robert John, Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Betty R. Yung

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The health status and health outcomes of many ethnic minorities have remained poor, or have deteriorated, despite massive health promotion campaigns. Multiple factors that encourage ethnic minorities to engage in high-risk behaviors and those that discourage health promotive behaviors must be closely examined before any health interventions are likely to be successful in decreasing substance abuse, high-risk sex, accidental deaths and injuries, and violence. Cultural and contextual factors may put some ethnic minorities in jeopardy and at higher risk for poorer health than their White counterparts (B.W.K. Yee, 1995, in press). This review article identifies contributing factors in high-risk behaviors and highlights research gaps for Americans of African, Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic descent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-631
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Psychology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1995


  • abusive behavior
  • ethnic minorities
  • injuries
  • risky behavior
  • sexual behavior
  • substance abuse
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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