Attitudes toward alcohol and drug-free experience among college students: Relationships with alcohol consumption and problems

Jeffrey S. Simons, Raluca M. Gaher

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Abstract

This study examined prospective relations between attitudes toward alcohol use and drug-free experience and alcohol consumption and problems in 231 undergraduate students (73% women). Attitude toward drug-free experience was hypothesized to moderate the alcohol attitude-behavior relationship. Participants were assessed twice, separated by a 30-day interval. Attitude toward alcohol use at Time 1 was associated with alcohol consumption at Time 2. Time 1 attitude toward alcohol use and the interaction between the attitude variables were associated with problems at Time 2, indicating that attitude toward alcohol use was less associated with alcohol problems among participants with more positive attitudes toward drug-free experience. Attitude toward drug-free experience acted as a protective factor, reducing the relationship between alcohol attitude and alcohol-related problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-471
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2004

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Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Drug-usage

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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