Selected impulsivity facets with alcohol use/problems: The mediating role of drinking motives

Angela Curcio, Amanda GEORGE

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Abstract: Impulsivity is associated with alcohol use and related problems, yet limited research has examined the different facets of impulsivity with these outcomes. This study aimed to examine whether sensation seeking, positive urgency, and negative urgency, as separate constructs, would differentially predict alcohol use/problems, and to investigate whether specific drinking motives would mediate these relationships. Self-reported data from an online survey of undergraduate drinkers (n = 317) was used in the current study. Findings indicate that sensation seeking and the urgency traits represent unique personality constructs in the prediction of alcohol use/problems, and should be considered separately in future research and when designing prevention and intervention strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-964
Number of pages6
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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