Anxiety and drinking behavior: moderating effects of tension-reduction alcohol outcome expectancies.

@article{Kushner1994AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and drinking behavior: moderating effects of tension-reduction alcohol outcome expectancies.},
  author={Matt G. Kushner and Kenneth J Sher and Mark F. Wood and Phillip K. Wood},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1994},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={852-60}
}
We evaluated whether alcohol outcome expectancies moderate the association between measures of anxiety and alcohol use. Student subjects completed questionnaires related to their level of anxiety, recent alcohol-use patterns, and outcome expectancies for alcohol to be tension reducing. Interviews were used to determine the presence or absence of alcohol dependence in subjects and in their first- and second-degree relatives. Consistent with predictions, male subjects with high tension-reduction… CONTINUE READING

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