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Title: Effects of Trait Anger on Alcohol Consumption and Consequences
Journal: Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:3  Issue:3  Dated:(1994)  Pages:17-31
Author(s): M T Leibsohn; E R Oetting; J L Deffenbacher
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: P50DA07074
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the extent to which late adolescent, high- anger college students consume alcohol, become intoxicated, and experience different frequencies and severities of alcohol-related problems.
Abstract: A sample of 254 university students were classified as high and low trait anger groups based on their scores on the Trait Anger Scale. The two groups were then compared in terms of the frequency of their alcohol consumption and intoxication over the previous three months; the consequences they experienced in that period in terms of physical impairment, behavioral problems, and emotional problems; and the severity of the worst alcohol consequence they had experienced. The results showed that the high-anger students seemed to be more vulnerable to alcohol-related consequences. They also experienced more frequent and more severe physical, behavioral, and emotional problems, with very high rates of blacking out, fighting, and feeling like hurting other people. Anger added significant variance to alcohol consequences, even when the higher alcohol consumption of high-anger students was controlled for first. High-anger males were more likely to physically act out on others and property when drinking, whereas high-anger females reported more relationship damage during drinking. 6 tables and 26 references
Main Term(s): Drug effects
Index Term(s): Anger; Behavior patterns; Campus alcohol abuse
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