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Title: Personality, mating effort and alcohol-related violence expectancies
Authors: Egan, Vincent
Hamilton, Emma
First Published: 2008
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Citation: Addiction Research and Theory, 2008, 16 (4), pp. 369-381
Abstract: The current study investigated whether scores on the Alcohol Related Aggression Questionnaire (ARAQ) were predictable from the independent influences of personality and intra-sexual competition as measured by the mating effort scale (MES) and whether education had a protective factor in any relationship that arose. Ninety-five participants completed personality, MES and ARAQ scales. Hierachical linear regression independently entering MES followed by agreeableness, conscientiousness, age, education and sex found alcohol-aggression expectancies were predicted by higher MES and younger age; alcohol-related trait aggression was predicted by higher MES, lower agreeableness and younger age; alcohol-related sensitivity to pain and anxiety was related to higher MES and younger age; an expectation of drinking cheap but high potency alcoholic beverages was primarily associated with higher MES alone. These results show that mating effort has a disproportionate influence upon different facets of alcohol-aggression expectancies relative to even established constructs such as personality, and that much of alcohol-related violence in social contexts, may reflect intra-sexual competition and forces within the individual that lead them to discount the future.
ISSN: 1606-6359
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16066350701850717
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/16066350701850717
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/8879
Type: Article
Description: Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. The final published version is available at http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/16066350701850717, Doi: 10.1080/16066350701850717.
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