Exploring attitude and belief correlates of adhering to the new guidelines for low-risk single-occasion drinking: an application of the theory of planned behaviour

Article


Murgraff, Vered, Mcdermott, M. and Walsh, J. 2001. Exploring attitude and belief correlates of adhering to the new guidelines for low-risk single-occasion drinking: an application of the theory of planned behaviour. Alcohol & Alcoholism. 36 (2), pp. 135-140.
AuthorsMurgraff, Vered, Mcdermott, M. and Walsh, J.
Abstract

The present study explores the correlates of adhering to the recent low-risk single-occasion drinking (LRSOD) guidelines. This was achieved by exploring key beliefs and attitudes underlying adherence to these guidelines within the framework of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Female students (n = 173) provided information about their LRSOD and beliefs and attitudes pertaining to LRSOD. Analyses of the resultant data showed the TPB to be significantly predictive of LRSOD, accounting for 27% of the variance, with normative beliefs, behavioural beliefs, and attitude emerging as significant predictors in the regression analysis. The implications of the study findings are discussed in terms of the current utility of the LRSOD limits for reducing alcohol-related harm.

KeywordsAlcohol Drinking psychology; Regression Analysis; Attitude; Female drinking
JournalAlcohol & Alcoholism
Journal citation36 (2), pp. 135-140
ISSN0735-0414
Year2001
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/36.2.135
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1115
Publication dates
PrintOct 2001
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Dec 2010
Additional information

Citation:
Murgraff, V., McDermott, M., Walsh, J. (2001) 'Exploring attitude and belief correlates of adhering to the new guidelines for low-risk single-occasion drinking: An application of the theory of planned behaviour' Alcohol and Alcoholism 36 (2) pp.135-140.

Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/869v7

  • 14
    total views
  • 49
    total downloads
  • 2
    views this month
  • 2
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Evaluating the Criticisms of the Stanford Prison Experiment
Mcdermott, M. 2019. Evaluating the Criticisms of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Psychology Review Magazine. 25 (2), pp. 18-20.
Being innovative and ethical about research
Mcdermott, M. 2019. Being innovative and ethical about research. Psychology Review Magazine. 24 (3), pp. 23-25.
Experiences of UK African-Caribbean Prostate Cancer Survivors of Discharge to primary care
Margariti, Charikleia, Gannon, K., Thompson, Rose, Walsh, J. and Green, James 2019. Experiences of UK African-Caribbean Prostate Cancer Survivors of Discharge to primary care. Ethnicity and Health.
CFT & people with intellectual disabilities
Hardiman, Mark, Willmoth, Corrina and Walsh, J. 2018. CFT & people with intellectual disabilities. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. 12 (1), pp. 44-56.
Development and validation of the multi-dimensional questionnaire of scientifically unsubstantiated beliefs
Stone, A., Mcdermott, M., Abdi, Aishi, Cornwell, Brittanie, Matyas, Zsofia, Reed, Ruby and Watt, Rebecca 2018. Development and validation of the multi-dimensional questionnaire of scientifically unsubstantiated beliefs. Personality and Individual Differences. 128, pp. 146-156.
Modelling Everyday Understandings of Mortality: A Qualitative Enquiry
McEwan, Oona, Mcdermott, M. and Hefferon, Kate 2018. Modelling Everyday Understandings of Mortality: A Qualitative Enquiry. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
An evaluation of the efficacy of physical activity interventions in an east London and an Essex borough: Active Sport for Life, exercise & gym-swim.
Mcdermott, M. and Meha, Ardiana 2017. An evaluation of the efficacy of physical activity interventions in an east London and an Essex borough: Active Sport for Life, exercise & gym-swim. University of East London and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals—a Pilot Study
Ruths, Florian A., de Zoysa, Nicole, Frearson, Sonya J., Hutton, Jane, Williams, J. Mark G. and Walsh, J. 2012. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals—a Pilot Study. Mindfulness. 4 (4), pp. 289-295.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: A Long-Term Qualitative Follow-up Study
de Zoysa, Nicole, Ruths, Florian A., Walsh, J. and Hutton, Jane 2012. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: A Long-Term Qualitative Follow-up Study. Mindfulness. 5 (1), pp. 10-17.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: a Long-Term Quantitative Follow-up Study
de Zoysa, Nicole, Ruths, Florian A., Walsh, J. and Hutton, Jane 2012. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mental Health Professionals: a Long-Term Quantitative Follow-up Study. Mindfulness. 5 (3), pp. 268-275.
An exploration of an integrated counselling and coaching approach with distressed young people
Flynn, Alan T., Sharp, Nicola L., Walsh, J. and Popovic, Nash 2017. An exploration of an integrated counselling and coaching approach with distressed young people. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 31 (3), pp. 375 -396.
The Multidimensional Mortality Awareness Measure and Model: Development and Validation of a New Self-Report Questionnaire and Psychological Framework
Levasseur, Oona, Mcdermott, M. and Lafreniere, Kathryn D. 2015. The Multidimensional Mortality Awareness Measure and Model: Development and Validation of a New Self-Report Questionnaire and Psychological Framework. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. 70 (3), pp. 317-341.
Evaluating the effects of six alcohol-related message frames on emotions and intentions: The neglected role of disgust
Collymore, Natalie N. and Mcdermott, M. 2015. Evaluating the effects of six alcohol-related message frames on emotions and intentions: The neglected role of disgust. Journal of Health Psychology. 21 (9), pp. 1907-1917.
Comparing the Psychological Effects of Different Psychiatric Labels: Borderline, Paranoid, and Antisocial Personality Disorder; Major Depression; Anxiety Disorder; and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Celaire, Sarah and Mcdermott, M. 2015. Comparing the Psychological Effects of Different Psychiatric Labels: Borderline, Paranoid, and Antisocial Personality Disorder; Major Depression; Anxiety Disorder; and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. 17 (1), pp. 33-44.
Measuring and predicting mental health literacy for depression
Swannell, Emily J. and Mcdermott, M. 2015. Measuring and predicting mental health literacy for depression. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. 17 (5), pp. 293-311.
An Empirical Evaluation of the Reversal Theory State Measure Using Three Running Brand Video Commercials
Watkins, Leo, Wilson, Marcia, Mcdermott, M. and Buscombe, R. 2016. An Empirical Evaluation of the Reversal Theory State Measure Using Three Running Brand Video Commercials. Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality. 5, pp. 27-36.
An Empirical Evaluation of the Reversal Theory State Measure: Tracking Changes in the Experience of Video Commercials of Three Leading Running Brands
Watkins, Leo, Wilson, Marcia, Mcdermott, M. and Buscombe, R. 2015. An Empirical Evaluation of the Reversal Theory State Measure: Tracking Changes in the Experience of Video Commercials of Three Leading Running Brands. in: 17th International Reversal Theory Conference Programme and Abstracts The Reversal Theory Society. pp. 16
Does It Matter What You Call It? Lay Beliefs for Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome
Mcdermott, M., Bendle, Chris, Griffin, Murray and Furnham, Adrian 2016. Does It Matter What You Call It? Lay Beliefs for Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. 18 (2), pp. 150-162.
Causal links between external contingencies of self-worth and mindfulness
Balint, Marc G., Walsh, J. and MacLeod, Andrew K. 2014. Causal links between external contingencies of self-worth and mindfulness. Transpersonal Psychology Review. 16 (1), pp. 30-38.
Interpretive bias, repressive coping and trait anxiety
Walsh, J., McNally, Maria A., Skariah, Ancy, Butt, Ayesha A. and Eysenck, Michael W. 2015. Interpretive bias, repressive coping and trait anxiety. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: An International Journal. 28 (6), pp. 617-633.
Developmental Antecedents of Proactive and Reactive Rebelliousness: The Role of Parenting Style, Childhood Adversity, and Attachment
Mcdermott, M. and Barik, N. 2014. Developmental Antecedents of Proactive and Reactive Rebelliousness: The Role of Parenting Style, Childhood Adversity, and Attachment. Journal of Motivation, Emotion, and Personality: Reversal Theory Studies. 2 (1), pp. 22-31.
Rebelliousness and attachment difficulties as legacies of parental neglect in childhood
Mcdermott, M. 2013. Rebelliousness and attachment difficulties as legacies of parental neglect in childhood. UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013. University of East London, London 26 Jun 2013 London University of East London.
A project to assist Family Actions's Building Bridges practitioners with the use of the Index of Family Relations as an outcome measurement: final report
Harden, A., Lloyd-Reichling, E., Mcdermott, M., Potter, Sylvia and Sayeed, Zahirun 2009. A project to assist Family Actions's Building Bridges practitioners with the use of the Index of Family Relations as an outcome measurement: final report. London University of East London.
The story of Daniel
Mcdermott, M. 1986. The story of Daniel. New Society.
Regret is what you get: the effects of manipulating anticipated affect and time perspective on risky single-occasion drinking
Murgraff, Vered, Mcdermott, M., White, David and Phillips, Keith 1999. Regret is what you get: the effects of manipulating anticipated affect and time perspective on risky single-occasion drinking. Alcohol & Alcoholism. 34 (4), pp. 590-600.
Reducing Friday alcohol consumption among moderate, women drinkers: evaluation of a brief evidence-based intervention
Murgraff, Vered, Abraham, Charles and Mcdermott, M. 2007. Reducing Friday alcohol consumption among moderate, women drinkers: evaluation of a brief evidence-based intervention. Alcohol & Alcoholism. 42 (1), pp. 37-41.
A project to assist Family Action’s Building Bridges practitioners with the use of the Index of Family Relations as an outcome measurement (Final Report).
Harden, A., Lloyd-Reichling, E., Mcdermott, M., Potter, Sylvia and Sayeed, Zahirun 2009. A project to assist Family Action’s Building Bridges practitioners with the use of the Index of Family Relations as an outcome measurement (Final Report). Family Action, Institute of Health and Human Development and CASS School of Education, University of East London.
BBC Television ‘The Experiment’ – report of the independent ethics panel
Mcdermott, M., Öpik, Lembit, Smith, Stephen, Taylor, Steve and Wills, Andrea 2002. BBC Television ‘The Experiment’ – report of the independent ethics panel.
Tackling teenage obesity: literature review and project proposal
Mcdermott, M. and Potton, A. 2008. Tackling teenage obesity: literature review and project proposal. Desk research report for the Barking and Dagenham Primary Care Trust, London School of Psychology, University of East London.