Ann E McLaury

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, United States

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    ABSTRACT: This study examined relations between personal strivings and alcohol use among college students. Personal strivings are ongoing goals that individuals are characteristically trying to achieve through their behavior. Participants generated lists of personal strivings following standard instructions and then completed an assessment of alcohol use and related problems. Participants returned to complete a follow-up assessment of drinking behavior after 30 days. Personal strivings were coded into content categories by trained raters using a coding manual. Four content categories were examined for this study: achievement, affiliation, health, and self-presentation. A series of t tests revealed that participants endorsing achievement strivings reported less alcohol-related problems and marginally fewer instances of binge drinking during the 30-day follow-up period. In contrast, participants endorsing self-presentation strivings reported more alcohol-related problems during the follow-up period.
    Addictive Behaviors 07/2004; 29(4):773-9. · 2.02 Impact Factor

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7 Citations
2.02 Total Impact Points

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  • 2004
    • University of South Dakota
      • Department of Psychology
      Vermillion, SD, United States