J. Mcmahon et Bt. Jones, SOCIAL DRINKERS NEGATIVE ALCOHOL EXPECTANCY RELATES TO THEIR SATISFACTION WITH CURRENT CONSUMPTION - MEASURING MOTIVATION FOR CHANGE WITH THE NAEQ, Alcohol and alcoholism, 29(6), 1994, pp. 687-690
Negative alcohol expectancy (NAE) reliably discriminates between socia
l drinkers who are satisfied with their current consumption and those
who are not (even when the variable, consumption, is controlled). Posi
tive alcohol expectancy does not. A role for NAE as representing motiv
ation for change in social drinkers is suggested.