Integrating theories of alcohol consumption: how do drinking motives influence HAPA self-efficacy?

Girdlestone, Denise and Fein, Erich and Mullens, Amy (2017) Integrating theories of alcohol consumption: how do drinking motives influence HAPA self-efficacy? In: ASBHM-CHP Conference 2017: Health and Health Behaviour Change - From Research to Practice and Back, 13-15 July 2017, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Introduction: Integrating theories regarding alcohol consumption can create complementary explanations and reduce unexplained variance in drinking behaviour prediction. This study investigated the utility of integrating the Motivational Model of Alcohol Use (MMAU) with the Health Action Process Approach (HAPPA). A cross-sectional study was conducted to test the mediation of HAPA self-efficacy between episode-specific drinking motives and drinking frequency/quantity.

Methods: A convenience sample of 405 adults, intended to capture a cross-section of the community, were recruited on a vehicular ferry in Queensland, Australia. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires. Key variables included self-efficacy (SE), drinking motives (DM), and drinking frequency/quantity (DFQ). CFA indicated statistical fit of SE and DM.

Results: Participant data ranging from non-drinkers to heavy drinkers (+10 standard drinks daily) was retained for analysis (n=398, 59% male). Hierarchical regression indicated total model variance of 40%. DM added 16% to total variance over and above that contributed by age/gender (11%) and SE (14%). Use of Hayes Process Model 4 suggested significant indirect effect of SE on DFQ through DM. This represented a medium effect (

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Oral presentation. Abstract only published. No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 04:28
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motivational Model of Alcohol Use, Health Action Process Approach, alcohol consumption
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

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