Applying the Attribution-emotion Model to alcohol and drug abuse : the effects of target gender and valence of behavioral cause

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carrie E. Trogdon (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Richard Ogle

Abstract: This study extended the attribution-emotion model of responsibility judgments to the stigmas of alcohol and drug dependence. This was achieved by manipulating the valence of behavioral cause of the stigmas and the gender of the stigmatized individual. Participants read a series of vignettes depicting an individual with a health, alcohol or drug problem. They then reported the levels of pity and anger they felt towards the person, as well as the likelihood they would help the individual with a small problem or give the individual a donation. The results indicate that individuals’ responses to the measured variables differ significantly within this model, based on stigma, valence and gender. Participants also view alcoholism and heroin dependence as different from other health conditions based on valence of behavioral cause. For some stigmas, personality variables and understanding of drug and alcoholism measures predicted prosocial behavior.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Alcoholism--Attitudes, Drug abuse--Attitudes, Substance abuse--Attitudes
Subjects
Alcoholism -- Attitudes
Drug abuse -- Attitudes
Substance abuse -- Attitudes

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