Incorporating coping into an expectancy framework for explaining drinking behaviour

Hasking, P. A. and Oei, Tian P.S. (2008) Incorporating coping into an expectancy framework for explaining drinking behaviour. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 1 1: 20-35.


Author Hasking, P. A.
Oei, Tian P.S.
Title Incorporating coping into an expectancy framework for explaining drinking behaviour
Journal name Current Drug Abuse Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1874-4737
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 35
Total pages 16
Editor Verster, J. C.
Place of publication Hilversum, The Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Science
Language eng
Subject C1
920414 Substance Abuse
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract Expectancy Theory has offered much in the way of understanding alcohol use and abuse, and has contributed greatly to prevention and treatment initiatives. However although many cognitive-behavioural treatment approaches are based on expectancy constructs, such as outcome expectancies and self-efficacy, high relapse rates imply that expectancy theory may be too narrow in scope, and that additional variables need to be examined if a comprehensive understanding of drinking behaviour, and better treatment outcomes, are to be achieved. We suggest that the coping strategies an individual employs present one such set of variables that have largely been neglected from an expectancy framework. Although coping skills training is routinely used in prevention and treatment of alcohol problems, coping research has suffered from a poor theoretical framework. In this paper we review the existing research relating expectancies, self-efficacy and coping to drinking behaviour and propose a model which explains both social and dependent drinking, by incorporating coping into an expectancy theory framework. We also outline research and clinical implications of the proposed model.
Keyword Alcohol abstinence
Alcoholism
Cognitive therapy
Drinking behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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