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J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jul;49(1):105-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.12.004. Epub 2011 Mar 12.

Alcohol expectancies among adolescent nondrinkers: they may not be drinking now, but they're "thinkin bout it".

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  • 1Department of Psychology, Bass Hall, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063, USA. bzamboan@smith.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To examine the associations of alcohol expectancy outcomes and valuations with intention to use.

METHOD:

A total of 157 adolescent nonusers completed anonymous self-report surveys.

RESULTS:

Adolescents who perceived more access to alcohol, expected less negative and more positive drinking outcomes, and evaluated positive outcomes favorably reported greater intentions to drink in adulthood.

CONCLUSION:

Findings may be useful for efforts to further delay the initiation of alcohol use.

Copyright © 2011 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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