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dc.contributor.advisorSher, Kenneth J.eng
dc.contributor.authorEpler, Amee J., 1976-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 13, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] All addictive behavior can be conceptualized as a balance between impelling and inhibiting forces. Increasing knowledge of how motives (both approach and avoidance) influence drinking would result in a more comprehensive understanding of the etiology, maintenance, and resolution of problematic drinking. A 24-item measure of reasons for abstaining or limiting drinking (RALD) was administered annually in a large prospective study of college students' drinking behaviors. A series of factor analyses on RALD items resulted in a 3-factor solution: Upbringing, Negative Consequences, and Anticipated Costs. Correlational analyses suggest that RALD are associated with demographic variables, personality traits, and several measures of alcohol involvement. Prospective analyses suggest that RALD is a complex construct with important differences in RALD factors' influences on drinking behaviors. The current study significantly extends previous research by characterizing the construct of RALD in greater detail and describing how these factors relate to specific alcohol-related outcomes.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb59488633eng
dc.identifier.oclc171237194eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5877
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5877eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshDrinking of alcoholic beverageseng
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- Alcohol useeng
dc.titleCollege students' reasons for abstaining or limiting drinking: factor structure, predictors, and relations to abstention and alcohol-related outcomeseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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