Expectations of the effects of drinking on couple relationship functioning: An assessment of women in distressed relationships who consume alcohol at harmful levels

Kelly, AB, Halford, WK and Young, RM (2002) Expectations of the effects of drinking on couple relationship functioning: An assessment of women in distressed relationships who consume alcohol at harmful levels. Addictive Behaviors, 27 1: 451-464. doi:10.1016/S0306-4603(01)00185-X


Author Kelly, AB
Halford, WK
Young, RM
Title Expectations of the effects of drinking on couple relationship functioning: An assessment of women in distressed relationships who consume alcohol at harmful levels
Journal name Addictive Behaviors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-4603
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0306-4603(01)00185-X
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 451
End page 464
Total pages 14
Place of publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Abstract Based on a cognitive-social learning model of alcohol use, it was hypothesised that women with both alcohol and relationship problems would endorse more positive expectations of the effects of alcohol consumption on their relationship and would report lower relational efficacy than women without relationship or alcohol problems. Measures of relationship-referent alcohol expectancies and relational efficacy were completed by 174 married women with both alcohol and relationship problems (n = 20), alcohol problems alone (it = 26), relationship problems alone (n = 30), or neither problem (n = 98). Women without either alcohol or relationship problems strongly rejected expectations of enhanced relationship functioning (e.g., enhanced intimacy, increased emotional expression) following alcohol consumption, whereas women with both alcohol and relationship problems were ambivalent about these positive expectations. Women with both problems also reported lower relational efficacy than the other groups of women. Negative expectations about the effect of alcohol consumption on relationships in women with low relational efficacy may inhibit harmful drinking. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Psychology, Clinical
Substance Abuse
Alcohol
Relationship
Expectancies
Relationship Efficacy
Scale Development
Depression
Behavior
Instrument
Experience
Relapse
Female
Model
Q-Index Code C1

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