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Development of a controlled drinking self-efficacy scale and appraising its relation to alcohol dependence

Sitharthan, Thiagarajan , Job, R.F. Soames , Kavanagh, David J., Sitharthan, Gomathi , & Hough, Michael (2003) Development of a controlled drinking self-efficacy scale and appraising its relation to alcohol dependence. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59(3), pp. 351-362.

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Abstract

There is no specific self-efficacy measure that has been developed primarily for problem drinkers seeking a moderation drinking goal. In this article, we report the factor structure of a 20-item Controlled Drinking Self-Efficacy Scale (CDSES; Sitharthan et al., 1996; Sitharthan et al., 1997). The results indicate that the CDSES is highly reliable, and the factor analysis using the full sample identified four factors: negative affect, positive mood/social context, frequency of drinking, and consumption quantity. A similar factor structure was obtained for the subsample of men. In contrast, only three factors emerged in the analysis of data on female participants. Compared to women, men had low self-efficacy to control their drinking in situations relating to positive mood/social context, and subjects with high alcohol dependence had low self-efficacy for situations relating to negative affect, social situations, and drinking less frequently. The CDSES can be a useful measure in treatment programs providing a moderation drinking goal.

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ID Code: 28745
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Self efficacy, Problem drinkers, Moderation drinking, Alcohol dependence
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.10127
ISSN: 0021-9762
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2009 11:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:10

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