Alcohol outcome expectancies and drinking motives mediate the association between sensation seeking and alcohol use among adolescents.

@article{Urbn2008AlcoholOE,
  title={Alcohol outcome expectancies and drinking motives mediate the association between sensation seeking and alcohol use among adolescents.},
  author={R{\'o}bert Urb{\'a}n and Gy{\"o}ngyi K{\"o}k{\"o}nyei and Zsolt Demetrovics},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 10},
  pages={1344-52}
}
Sensation seeking is a strong correlate of alcohol consumption among young people, yet the research on mediators of this association is mainly limited to English-speaking adolescents. The proposed model of the present study includes antecedent variables (sensation seeking, age and gender), mediators (positive and negative expectancies and drinking motives), and one outcome variable (a composite score of alcohol use). Self-reported data obtained from Hungarian high school students (N=707, mean… CONTINUE READING

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