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Assessment of motivation to control alcohol use: The motivational thought frequency and state motivation scales for alcohol control

Overview of attention for article published in Addictive Behaviors, August 2016
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Title
Assessment of motivation to control alcohol use: The motivational thought frequency and state motivation scales for alcohol control
Published in
Addictive Behaviors, August 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.02.038
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Authors

Nicole Robinson, David Kavanagh, Jason Connor, Jon May, Jackie Andrade

Abstract

The Elaborated Intrusion Theory of Desire holds that desires for functional and dysfunctional goals share a common form. Both are embodied cognitive events, characterised by affective intensity and frequency. Accordingly, we developed scales to measure motivational cognitions for functional goals (Motivational Thought Frequency, MTF; State Motivation, SM), based on the existing Craving Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). When applied to increasing exercise, MTF and SM showed the same three-factor structure as the CEQ (Intensity, Imagery, Availability). The current study tested the internal structure and concurrent validity of the MTF and SM Scales when applied to control of alcohol consumption (MTF-A; SM-A). Participants (N=417) were adult tertiary students, staff or community members who had recently engaged in high-risk drinking or were currently trying to control alcohol consumption. They completed an online survey comprising the MTF-A, SM-A, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), Readiness to Change Questionnaire (RCQ) and demographics. Confirmatory Factor Analysis gave acceptable fit for the MTF-A, but required the loss of one SM-A item, and was improved by intercorrelations of error terms. Higher scores were associated with more severe problems on the AUDIT and with higher Contemplation and Action scores on the RCQ. The MTF-A and SM-A show potential as measures of motivation to control drinking. Future research will examine their predictive validity and sensitivity to change. The scales' application to both increasing functional and decreasing dysfunctional behaviours is consistent with EI Theory's contention that both goal types operate in similar ways.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Belgium 1 3%
Unknown 37 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Researcher 4 10%
Other 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Other 11 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 35%
Social Sciences 8 20%
Unspecified 7 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Sports and Recreations 2 5%
Other 5 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2016.
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#6,636,394
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Outputs from Addictive Behaviors
#1,572
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#117,724
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Outputs of similar age from Addictive Behaviors
#17
of 46 outputs
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