Skip Page Header

Home > Adolescents' negative attitudes towards non-drinkers: a novel predictor of risky drinking.

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. doi: 10.1177/1359105312464676.

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.


Click here to request a copy of this literature (must be logged in)

Repository Staff Only: item control page