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Social comparison as a moderator of the association between perceived norms and alcohol use and negative consequences among college students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23036214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to extend previous research examining the relationships among perceived drinking norms, alcohol use, and related negative consequences by examining the moderating influence of social comparison orientation.
METHOD: A sample of 481 college students (44% male) completed a Web-based survey that assessed perceptions of drinking behavior, social comparison orientation, and alcohol use.
RESULTS: The results suggested that social comparison orientation moderated the norm-behavior relationship such that the association between perceived drinking norms and alcohol-related negative consequences was stronger for those higher in social comparison. Results also showed that there was no moderation effect for alcohol consumption as the dependent variable.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of the present study are potentially important when developing efficacious alcohol prevention and intervention programs at colleges and universities and in considering more complex models of social influences on drinking.
Authors:
Dana M Litt; Melissa A Lewis; Henriettae Stahlbrandt; Perry Firth; Clayton Neighbors
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1938-4114     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stud Alcohol Drugs     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-05     Completed Date:  2013-01-11     Revised Date:  2013-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101295847     Medline TA:  J Stud Alcohol Drugs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. dlitt@uw.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Alcohol Drinking / psychology*
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Surveys / statistics & numerical data
Humans
Male
Social Environment*
Social Identification*
Students / psychology*
Universities*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K01AA016966/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; K99 AA020869/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; K99AA020869/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; T32AA07455/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS
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