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dc.contributor.advisorO'Sullivan, Katrionaen
dc.contributor.authorCronin, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T16:19:31Z
dc.date.available2014-01-27T16:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationCronin, J. (2013). Impulsivity and self-esteem as predictors of alcohol use among Irish adults. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1615
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the relationship between alcohol use, impulsivity and self esteem among a population of Irish adults. Previous research (e.g. Department of Health, 2012, Hope, 2008) has highlighted the negative impact of alcohol on Irish society, linking excessive drinking with road traffic accidents, crime, increased risk of certain cancers and gastrointestinal problems. This research identified a need for research that investigates the specific influences on excessive drinking in Irish society (Hope, 2008). The current study compares drinking behaviour among different age groups and genders, and investigates if alcohol consumption is predicted by levels of impulsivity and self-esteem. Data was collected using the Alcohol Use Inventory (Horn, Wanberg & Foster, 1990), the Barratt Impulsivity Scale (Patton, Stanford & Barratt, 1995) and the Rosenberg Self- Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965). Using a regression analysis, it was found that levels of impulsivity predicted levels of hazardous drinking behaviour with moderate strength (F(1,107)=23.19, R2 =0.18, p=0.001) (BIS_total, beta= 0.42, p=0.001). However, a further analysis suggested this relationship is not present in women aged over 30 (F(1,11)= 0.55, R2=0.05, p=0.47) (BIS_total, beta= 0.22, p=0.47). Additionally, a 2-tailed Spearman’s Rho test for correlation, found no relationship between self-esteem and alcohol use among the current sample (rs(114)= -0.02, p=0.84). Author keywords: alcohol, impulsivity, self-esteem.en
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dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectClinical health psychologyen
dc.titleImpulsivity and self-esteem as predictors of alcohol use among Irish adultsen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.rights.holderCopyright: the authoren
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen


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