A Daily Diary Validity Test of Drinking to Cope Measures

Michael Todd, Stephen Armeli, Howard Tennen, Margaret Anne Carney, Glenn Affleck

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Abstract

Data from 2 daily diary studies of stress, negative affect, and drinking were used to examine the correspondence between global self-reports of drinking to cope (DTC) and within-person stress/negative affect-drinking associations. In Study 1, 83 community-residing drinkers recorded data in nightly booklets on negative events, perceived stress, negative affect, and drinking for 60 consecutive days. In Study 2, 88 community-residing drinkers recorded data on negative events and negative interpersonal exchanges nightly and negative affect and drinking in near-real time on palmtop computers for 30 consecutive days. Both studies showed only modest correspondence between self-reported DTC and between-person differences in within-day, daily, and weekly associations between stress/negative affect and drinking. The findings indicate that individuals who report higher DTC simply may drink across a wider variety of conditions than those who report relatively lower DTC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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A Daily Diary Validity Test of Drinking to Cope Measures. / Todd, Michael; Armeli, Stephen; Tennen, Howard; Carney, Margaret Anne; Affleck, Glenn.

In: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01.12.2003, p. 303-311.

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Todd, Michael ; Armeli, Stephen ; Tennen, Howard ; Carney, Margaret Anne ; Affleck, Glenn. / A Daily Diary Validity Test of Drinking to Cope Measures. In: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 303-311.
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