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ERIC Number: EJ914815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Adult Antisocial Behavior and Affect Regulation among Primary Crack/Cocaine-Using Women
Litt, Lisa Caren; Hien, Denise A.; Levin, Deborah
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v27 n2 p143-152 Jun 2003
The relationship between deficits in affect regulation and Adult Antisocial Behavior (ASB) in primary crack/cocaine-using women was explored in a sample of 80 inner-city women. Narrative early memories were coded for two components of affect regulation, Affect Tolerance and Affect Expression, using the Epigenetic Assessment Rating Scale (EARS; Wilson, Passik, & Kuras, 1989). ASB was measured by the adult criteria of Antisocial Personality Disorder on the SCID-SAC (Spitzer, Williams, Gibbon, & First, 1993). Analyses compared primary crack/cocaine-using women with and without ASB on the affect regulation measures. Findings using memories of primary caretakers revealed that women with ASB had significantly poorer capacity for Affect Tolerance and Affect Expression than women without ASB, suggesting that ASB is significantly associated with differences in the capacity to regulate emotional experience among primary crack/cocaine-using women. (Contains 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York