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Negative and positive alcohol expectancies as predictors of abstinence after discharge from a residential treatment program: a one-month and three-month follow-up study in men

Jones, B.T., and McMahon, J. (1994) Negative and positive alcohol expectancies as predictors of abstinence after discharge from a residential treatment program: a one-month and three-month follow-up study in men. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 55 (5). pp. 543-548.

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Abstract

Male alcohol dependent clients (N = 53), who were given the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire and the Negative Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire upon admission to a residential alcohol treatment program, were successfully followed-up 1 month and 3 months after discharge to assess their compliance with the treatment goal of total abstinence. At 1 month, neither demographic variables nor alcohol expectancies were associated with outcome consumption. At 3 months, however, the demographic variable, age, total negative expectancy (but not total positive) and the two subscales, global positive expectancy and continued-drinking negative expectancy (representing longer term expected negative consequences), were. The potential importance of negative alcohol expectancy in drinking decisions and the limitations of the study were identified.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Prof Barry
Authors: Jones, B.T., and McMahon, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Journal of Studies on Alcohol

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