Expectations, alienation, and drinking motives among college men and women.

J. R. Bradley, R. S. Carman, A. Petree

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Relationships among three motivational variables (negative-personal functions of drinking, alienation, and perceived discrepancies between valued goals and expected success toward valued goals) were evaluated in a group of 257 college drinkers. As predicted, a positive relationship between alienation scores and the extent of discrepancies between values and expectations for academic and social success was found. Negative-personal drinking functions were positively associated with both alienation and value-expectation discrepancies. Results are discussed in terms of heuristic consistency and potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Drug Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991


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