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The relationship between affective associations with alcohol and binge drinking
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Substance Use, ISSN 1465-9891, Vol. 17, no 1, 41-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the relationship between affective associations with alcohol and binge drinking. Prior research on the proximal determinants of alcohol consumption has typically focused on cognitive factors such as outcome expectancies, leaving aside affect (i.e. emotional factors). Participants in this study were a random, nationally representative sample of Swedes aged between 18 and 70 (n = 1623, response rate 54%). The results showed that affective associations with alcohol are related to binge drinking, even after controlling for gender, age, education, family situation and perceived risk. This article concludes that affective associations probably should be considered in explanatory frameworks of alcohol consumption, although more research is needed on the causal relationship of affective associations to drinking habits.


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2012. Vol. 17, no 1, 41-50 p.
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Alcohol, binge drinking, affective associations
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Social Work Substance Abuse
Research subject
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68772DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2010.519419ISI: 000298861400004OAI: diva2:473453
Available from: 2012-01-06 Created: 2012-01-06 Last updated: 2013-11-12Bibliographically approved

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