Self-esteem and self-efficacy: Associations with alcohol consumption in a sample of adolescents in Northern Ireland

M.T. McKay, H.R. Sumnall, J.C. Cole, Andrew Percy

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Abstract

Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have reported equivocal findings regarding the association between self-esteem, self-efficacy and adolescent alcohol use. Data were collected from a sample of 11-16-year olds in Northern Ireland (n = 4088) over two consecutive academic years measuring global self-esteem, academic, social and emotional self-efficacy and alcohol involvement. Results showed a domain-specific association between alcohol involvement and self-efficacy, with more problematic alcohol use associated with higher social self-efficacy but lower emotional and academic self-efficacy. Additionally, regression analyses revealed that all self-concept measures significantly predicted drinking group membership. The results are discussed in terms of reported drinking behaviour, interventions with adolescent groups and general development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-80
Number of pages9
JournalDRUGS-EDUCATION PREVENTION AND POLICY
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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