Title

Self-Generated Alcohol Outcomes in 8th and 10th Graders: Exposure to Vicarious Sources of Alcohol Information

Document Type

Article

Department

Community and Global Health (CGU)

Publication Date

1-2004

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Abstract

The perceived positive and negative outcomes of alcohol use were studied in a sample of normal 8th and 10th grade students. Participants' responses provided associative frequency norms valuable for future research. Regression analyses showed (1) none of the individual-difference variables (alcohol use, exposure to vicarious sources of alcohol information, such as televised advertising, and demographics) predicted self-generated responses, and (2) alcohol use and first-hand observation of others' drinking did predict the valence respondents assigned to the outcomes. Results support and extend the findings of Stacy, Galaif, Sussman, and Dent [Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 10(1) 1996 18], wherein self-generated drug use outcomes appeared to be available in memory regardless of previous drug use or other individual differences.

Rights Information

© 2004 Elsevier Ltd