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Regan, Daniel and Morrison, Todd G (2013) Adolescents' negative attitudes towards non-drinkers: a novel predictor of risky drinking. Journal of Health Psychology , 18 , (11) , pp. 1465-1477.

The Regan Attitudes towards Non-Drinkers Scale was developed to address the concept that consumption of alcohol may serve as a means of avoiding social costs associated with being a non-drinker. This study sought to examine the Regan Attitudes towards Non-Drinkers Scale within a sample of Irish school-age adolescents. Results indicated that the Regan Attitudes towards Non-Drinkers Scale was a statistically significant predictor of self-reported problematic drinking.

The findings of this study underscore the importance of this newly identified construct and highlight the necessity of further empirical tests of the Regan Attitudes towards Non-Drinkers Scale.


Item Type:Article
Date:June 2013
Page Range:pp. 1465-1477
Publisher:Sage
Volume:18
Number:11
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Abstinence
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Societal attitude toward substance use
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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