Alcohol expectancies, self-efficacy and coping in an alcohol-dependent sample

Penelope Anne Hasking, Tian P Oei

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This study expanded earlier work conducted by this laboratory by examining the independent and interactive effects of avoidant coping strategies, positive and negative alcohol expectancies and self-efficacy, in predicting volume and frequency of alcohol consumption in a sample dependent on alcohol (n = 296). Coping strategies were found to be salient predictors of frequency of drinking, while venting emotion interacted with negative expectancies to predict both volume and frequency of drinking. Venting emotion was also found to interact with drinking refusal self-efficacy in predicting volume of alcohol consumed. These interactions are discussed in terms of the cognitive and behavioural mechanisms thought to underlie drinking behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99 - 113
Number of pages15
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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