This study investigated the relationship between emotional intelligence, drinking refusal self-efficacy, and beliefs about alcohol. One hundred forty-one participants completed a modified version of Cahalan’s Drinking Habits Questionnaire (Cahalan, Cisin, & Crossley, 1969), The Assessing Emotions Scale (also called the Emotional Intelligence Scale (EIS); Schutte et al., 1998), The College Life Alcohol Salience Scale (CLASS) (Osberg, et al., 2010), and The Drinking Refusal Self-Efficacy Questionnaire-Revised (DRSEQ-R, Oei, et. al., 2005). Contrary to emerging research findings, emotional intelligence was not directly associated with alcohol-use behaviors. In addition, emotional intelligence was not found to moderate the relationship between beliefs about the importance of alcohol and drinking refusal self-efficacy. However, the current study yielded evidence that students’ beliefs about alcohol on campus has a relationship to their ability to refuse alcohol, such that the stronger the belief that alcohol is a rite of passage on campus the more difficult to refuse alcohol in risky situations.
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Alcohol beliefs, Class, College drinking, Drinking refusal self efficacy, Emotional intelligence|
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