An Integrated Value-Expectancy Theory of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Published in: British Journal of Addiction, v. 80, no. 4, Dec. 1985, p. 379-384

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1985

by Ron D. Hays

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The internal-external locus of control construct, Health-Belief Model, Theory of Reasoned Action, Differential Association-Reinforcement Theory, and Problem Behavior Theory all stem from general value-expectancy theory. Ironically, none of these theories contain a full account of social learning, from developmental process to current personality. In this theoretical paper, these value-expectancy theories are integrated into a conceptual framework which provides a common basis for understanding the usage of alcohol and other drugs.

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