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Endorsement and strength of alcohol expectancies.
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PMID:  2359307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been suggested that the strength of alcohol-related expectancies can be ascertained from the number of items endorsed on subscales consisting of multiple items. In the present study, subjects were asked to rate the strength of their beliefs in addition to indicating whether or not they endorsed the items on a measure of alcohol-related expectancies. Three issues were addressed: (1) Do strength ratings and endorsements predict the perceived likelihood of drinking when their correlated effects are taken into consideration and do these responses interact? (2) Do the endorsements and strength ratings form higher order factors? and (3) Do men and women with various drinking habits rate the strength of their beliefs for a moderate and a large dose of alcohol in a way that mirrors their endorsements? The results suggest that the strength of an alcohol-related expectancy must be measured in its own right and cannot be inferred from the pattern of endorsements. Interactions of endorsements and strength ratings produce unique information that is not deducible from either measure alone.
R L Collins; W M Lapp; K M Emmons; L M Isaac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of studies on alcohol     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0096-882X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Stud. Alcohol     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-02     Completed Date:  1990-08-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503813     Medline TA:  J Stud Alcohol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  336-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute on Alcoholism, Buffalo, New York 14203.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / psychology*
Analysis of Variance
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