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Does drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the impulsivity-problematic alcohol use relation?

Study Name Does drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the impulsivity-problematic alcohol use relation?
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Funding Agency NIDA NIH HHS
Primary Research Focus There is consistent evidence that impulsivity-like traits relate to problematic alcohol involvement; however, identifying mechanisms that account for this relation remains an important area of research. Drinking refusal self-efficacy (or a person's ability to resist alcohol; DRSE) has been shown to predict alcohol use among college students andmay be a relevantmediator of the impulsivity–alcohol relation. The current study examined the indirect effect of various constructs related to impulsivity (i.e., urgency, sensation seeking, and deficits in conscientiousness) via several facets of DRSE (i.e., social pressure, opportunistic, and emotional relief) on alcohol-related problems among a large sample of college students (N=891).
Study Design Name Surveys and Questionnaires
Number Participants 500-1000
Study Website
Protocol Ids 170501
Grant Number R03 DA037786
Citation Link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26547044