Alcohol Expectancies and Self-Efficacy as Moderators of Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use Among College Students

dc.contributor.authorEhrhart, Ian Jamesen
dc.contributor.committeechairGeller, E. Scotten
dc.contributor.committeememberGlindemann, Kent E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberClum, George A. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStephens, Robert S.en
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:31Zen
dc.date.adate2006-05-24en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:31Zen
dc.date.issued2005-11-14en
dc.date.rdate2006-05-24en
dc.date.sdate2006-04-28en
dc.description.abstractSocial anxiety is widely thought to be positively associated with alcohol use. However, these studies rely primarily on self-report of drinking behavior. This research aimed to further explore this research by assessing blood alcohol concentration (BAC), a physiological measure of alcohol intoxication, as the dependent measure in naturalistic settings (i.e., fraternity parties). Results from Study 1 suggest a weak relationship between self-reported anxiety levels and BAC. Study 2 was based on Burke and Stephen's (1999) proposed social cognitive model in which alcohol expectancies and drink-refusal self-efficacy act as moderators of the relationship between dispositional social anxiety and alcohol consumption. Analyses (n=86) did not support a relationship between social anxiety and alcohol use, nor the moderating effects of alcohol expectancies and drink-refusal self-efficacy. Implications for this type of research and possible future directions are discussed.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-04282006-144606en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04282006-144606/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32005en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartEhrhartThesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectalcohol consumptionen
dc.subjectalcohol expectanciesen
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen
dc.subjectsocial anxietyen
dc.titleAlcohol Expectancies and Self-Efficacy as Moderators of Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use Among College Studentsen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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