ERIC Number: EJ1078070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Unique Direct and Indirect Effects of Impulsivity-Like Traits on Alcohol-Related Outcomes via Protective Behavioral Strategies
Pearson, Matthew R.; Kite, Benjamin A.; Henson, James M.
Journal of Drug Education, v42 n4 p425-446 Dec 2012
In the present study, we examined whether the use of protective behavioral strategies (PBS) mediates the effects of impulsivity-like traits on alcohol-related problems using a sample of 278 college students. Validating the 5-factor model of impulsivity, we showed that each impulsivity-like trait had a distinct pattern of relationships with PBS and/or alcohol outcomes. Further validating the 3-factor model of PBS (Limiting/Stopping Drinking, Manner of Drinking, and Serious Harm Reduction), we found that each type of PBS had unique antecedents (i.e., predicted by different impulsivity-like traits) and unique prediction (i.e., predicted alcohol use/problems differently). We discuss the implications of findings for the study of etiology of alcohol misuse as well as for intervention development.
Descriptors: Conceptual Tempo, Behavior Modification, Drinking, College Students, Predictor Variables, Correlation, Path Analysis
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