Mai-Ly N. Steers
Duquesne University
Developmental psychologyAssociation (psychology)Emotional expressionPsychologyAmbivalenceHuman factors and ergonomicsOccupational safety and healthInjury preventionYoung adultPsychological interventionSocial supportPositive relationshipPoison controlNegatively associatedDepressive symptomsSocial mediaSuicide preventionClinical psychologyCoping (psychology)Social psychologyModeration
25Publications
9H-index
380Citations
Publications 25
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (Duquesne University)H-Index: 9
#2Kathryn S. Macia (Palo Alto University)H-Index: 7
Last. Eric R. Pedersen (AN: RAND Corporation)H-Index: 38
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PURPOSE Drinking is common among young adult veterans. Previous research has established that veterans' drinking is more strongly associated with veteran versus civilian drinking norms. The present research extends these findings by examining the influence of self-identification both with other veterans and with civilians as moderators of the association between perceived norms and drinking. METHODS Veterans aged 18-34 (N = 1015; 88.7% male; M = 28.23, SD = 3.44) were recruited via Facebook to p...
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#1Chelsie M. Young (Rowan University)H-Index: 15
#2Mai-Ly N. Steers (Duquesne University)H-Index: 9
Last. Paige Ryan (Rowan University)
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Despite a large body of work exploring associations between perceived norms and drinking and norms-based interventions for drinking, less work has examined moderators of associations between norms and drinking outcomes to determine potential sub-groups that might benefit most from brief norms-based interventions. The present study investigates shyness as a moderator of associations between drinking norms and alcohol use. We hypothesized that shyness would moderate associations between drinking n...
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (Duquesne University)H-Index: 9
#2Rose Marie Ward (Miami University)H-Index: 22
Last. Elizabeth Teas (Purdue University)
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A robust finding is the positive association between self-generated alcohol-related content (SG-ARC) on social media (SM) and drinking among emerging adults; however, the reasons for this relationship are still unclear. A factor that has yet to be explored in combination with SG-ARC is how viewing others' alcohol-related content (ARC) may be impacting young adults' drinking. This cross-sectional study conducted across two universities asked students (N = 780; M = 20.80 years old; SD = 2.29; 67.8...
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (Duquesne University)H-Index: 9
ABSTRACT This article discusses ethical concerns surrounding social media content posted by nurses; specifically, how these posts may violate public trust. It also summarizes considerations for nurses to contemplate before posting to social media and provides examples of positive uses of social media.
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#1Carol Chunfeng Wang (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
#2Pelin Cunningham-Erdogdu (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 1
Last. Clayton Neighbors (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 82
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Abstract Substantial research has found a robust relationship between stressful life events and increased negative health outcomes and a greater predisposition to various forms of substance use; however, less is known about the individual factors that explain this relationship. The present study examines the moderating factors of gambling to cope and individual impulsivity factors (e.g., perseverance, premeditation, and negative urgency) on the relationship between stressful life events over the...
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#1Joanne Angosta (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 2
#2Mai-Ly N. Steers (Duquesne University)H-Index: 9
Last. Clayton Neighbors (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 82
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Abstract There is considerable research demonstrating that college life alcohol salience is associated with alcohol use among undergraduates. However, the strength of this association may depend on whether students self-identify with other students on their campus; self-identification with other students may indicate how influential other students are on an individuals' drinking. As such, the current research investigated whether identification with the “typical student” moderated the relationsh...
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#1Mary M. Tomkins (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 3
#2Clayton Neighbors (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 82
Last. Mai-Ly N. Steers (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Research has established two types of passion (i.e., harmonious and obsessive) for several activities, behaviors, and relationships (Vallerand & Houlfourt, 2003). Harmonious passion is characterized by an autonomous orientation toward an activity, while obsessive passion is characterized by a more controlled orientation toward an activity. Similar but not congruent conceptualizations of approaches to religion have been explored. Moreover, the preponderance of research suggests that reli...
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 9
#2Clayton Neighbors (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 82
Last. Megan A. Moreno (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 34
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BackgroundLiterature has consistently shown a positive relationship between young adults’ social media alcohol-related posts and drinking outcomes; however, the reasons for this association and the psychosocial influences behind students’ posting of alcohol-related content are still unclear. Peer influences have been robustly shown to predict students’ drinking such that students’ perceptions of their friends’ drinking is positively associated with their own drinking.ObjectiveAlthough research h...
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#1Clayton Neighbors (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 82
#2Angelo M. DiBello (CUNY: City University of New York)H-Index: 13
Last. Melissa A. Lewis (University of North Texas Health Science Center)H-Index: 53
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Abstract Deviance Regulation Theory (DRT) proposes that individuals regulate their behavior to be in line with the behaviors of others. Specifically, individuals desire to stand out in positive way and not stand out in a negative way. DRT has been successfully applied to encourage other health behaviors and offers a unique method to utilize both injunctive norms in combination with descriptive norms in brief alcohol interventions. This randomized controlled trial evaluated a computer-delivered, ...
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#1Mai-Ly N. Steers (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 9
#2Tzu An Chen (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 2
Last. Lorraine R. Reitzel (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Discrimination is a pervasive stressor among African-American adults. Social support is an important protective factor for psychological distress, especially among minority populations. Although a number of studies have examined social support in relation to discrimination, little research has examined how social support may serve as an important protective factor against both physical and psychological symptoms related to overall psychological distress within this group. The current st...
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