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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242682     Find in a Library
  Title: Social Anxiety Among Young Adult Drinkers: The Role of Perceived Norms and Drinking Motives
  Author(s): Ashley N. Linden, M.S. ; Cathy Lau-Barraco, Ph.D. ; Abby L. Braitman, Ph.D.
  Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:42  Issue:3  Dated:2012  Pages:293 to 313
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 21
  Annotation: The study examined the separate and combined influence of perceived norms, negative reinforcement drinking motives, and social anxiety on alcohol outcomes.
  Abstract: The aim of the study was to examine the separate and combined influence of perceived norms, negative reinforcement drinking motives, and social anxiety on alcohol outcomes. Participants (N = 250) completed measures of injunctive norms, social anxiety, drinking motives, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems. Data collection occurred in 2010. When examined separately, motives emerged as a stronger predictor of alcohol outcomes over norms. When tested jointly, findings suggest that for drinkers higher in social anxiety, normative perceptions are relevant and to such a degree that norms actually supersede their motivation to drink to conform. Implications and limitations are discussed. (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
  Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes ; Alcoholism causes ; Socially challenged ; Social psychology ; Socialization ; Peer influences on behavior ; Societal norms
  Publisher URL: http://baywood.com 
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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