The Role of Alcohol‐dependent Self‐statements on Drinking Behaviour in a Public Bar

OEI T.P.S. and MEWETT A. (1987) The Role of Alcohol‐dependent Self‐statements on Drinking Behaviour in a Public Bar. British Journal of Addiction, 82 10: 1125-1131. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.1987.tb03292.x


Author OEI T.P.S.
MEWETT A.
Title The Role of Alcohol‐dependent Self‐statements on Drinking Behaviour in a Public Bar
Journal name British Journal of Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-0443
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1987.tb03292.x
Open Access Status
Volume 82
Issue 10
Start page 1125
End page 1131
Total pages 7
Subject 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
2600 Mathematics
3600 Health Professions
3300 Social Sciences
Abstract Recent literature suggests that cognitions play a role in drinking behaviour. However, disagreement exists regarding which type of cognition is associated with drinking. This study tested the prediction of a positive relationship between alcohol‐dependent self‐statements and alcohol consumption in a public bar. Ten heavy, 10 light, and 10 non‐drinkers were administered the modified Alcohol Self‐statements Questionnaire which contains sets of alcohol‐dependent and alcohol non‐dependent self‐statements as well as factual and emotive self‐statements. Their self‐talk during drinking zvas also tape‐recorded and analysed. Subjects were tested half an hour before, and immediately before the commencement of drinking, and at 10‐minute intervals for the first half‐hour of a normal drinking session in a public bar. Each session lasted approximately one hour. The results revealed that heavy drinkers showed more alcohol‐dependent self‐statements than light drinkers who in turn showed significantly more alcohol‐dependent self‐statements than non‐drinkers. No significant differences between the groups were found on the factual or emotive self‐statements. Alcohol consumption during the testing period was significantly related to alcohol‐dependent self‐statements. The result of findings suggest (i) that alcohol‐related cognitions are associated with drinking behaviour and are relatively stable during drinking sessions, and (H) that there is a need for greater specificity in the definition of cognition in relation to a problem behaviour, in this case drinking behaviour. Copyright
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