Self-control as a moderator of the relationship between drinking identity and alcohol use

Dawn W. Foster, Chelsie M. Young, Till W. Bärnighausen

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Abstract

This study evaluated self-control in the relationship between drinking identity and drinking. We expected those higher in drinking identity would drink more than those lower in drinking identity, particularly if low in self-control. Data were collected in 2012 via an online survey (N = 690 undergraduates, M age = 22.87, SD = 5.37, 82.50% female) at an urban university. An interaction emerged between self-control and drinking identity; self-control was negatively associated with drinking among individuals low in drinking identity, but positively associated with drinking among those high in drinking identity. Implications and future directions are discussed. This research was unfunded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1340-1348
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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