Use of the theory of reasoned action to predict drug and alcohol use
The International journal of the addictions
The present study examines the role of self-esteem (SE) in the prediction of drug and alcohol use. Consistent with research on the theory of reasoned action, we suggest that alcohol and drug attitudes and subjective norms are more useful in the prediction of self-reported drug and alcohol consumption than SE. In the present study, measures of SE, drug attitudes, subjective norms, and drug use behaviors were collected from 2,074 high school and college students. Results indicate that drug attitudes and subjective norms do predict drug and alcohol use, but that SE does not add significantly to the prediction of the drug and alcohol behaviors.
Laflin, MT, S Moore-Hirschl, DL Weis, and BE Hayes. "Use of the Theory of Reasoned Action to Predict Drug and Alcohol Use." The International Journal of the Addictions. 29.7 (1994): 927-40. Print.