Personality traits, alcohol expectancies and alcohol use: the role of social support

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Madigan, Treasa
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this research was to examine personality traits, social support and alcohol expectancies and the role they play on alcohol use. Questionnaires were used for data collection on an Irish student population from Dublin Business School. Sample size consisted of eighty participants. Results from a quantitative study showed that a) There is a significant negative relationship between conscientiousness and alcohol use. b) There is a significant negative relationship between openness and alcohol use. c) The alcohol expectancies of social expression, careless unconcern and social and physical pleasure were positively associated with alcohol use.