Predictors of Alcohol Use Among Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians

Joshua A Muniz, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

A motivational model of alcohol use, developed by Cooper and her colleagues in 1995, was replicated and extended by incorporating social antecedents and motives, which were originally introduced by Read and her colleagues in 2002. Additionally, conformity motives of alcohol use and its antecedents, which were originally introduced by Cooper (1994) and an exogenous variable of relationship satisfaction were introduce to expand and test a cross-sectionally model in a sample of emergency medical technicians/firefighters (EMT/FFs). Participants (N 205) completed a questionnaire battery assessing alcohol use, alcohol expectancies, sensation seeking, stress factors, social influences, and drinking motives. These findings point to the importance of stress factors and coping motives when considering a population of professional EMT/FFs.^

Subject Area

Behavioral sciences

Recommended Citation

Joshua A Muniz, "Predictors of Alcohol Use Among Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians" (2017). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI10263036.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI10263036

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