Cognitive and attitudinal factors in the analysis of alternatives to binge drinking

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Abstract

The present study examined cognitive and attitudinal factors relevant to binge-drinking tendencies in a college sample. Results indicate that positive expectations about binge-drinking activities were related to binge-drinking tendencies. Binge-drinking tendencies were also negatively related to expectations regarding nonbinge-drinking alternatives. General attitudes toward drinking and normative influences were found to have complex influences on binge-drinking tendencies involving indirect, direct, and moderated effects. The findings are discussed with respect to developing prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1512-1535
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology

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