Dimensions of alcoholism: A multivariate analysis

Robert Brooner, D. Templer, D. S. Svikis, Chester W Schmidt, S. Monopolis

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The present study multivariately interrelated demographic and psychometric variables that have been extensively researched in the alcoholism literature. These variables included the essential-reactive continuum, degree of familial alcoholism, subjective distress, antisocial personality features and gender. Data were collected for 76 inpatients (56 male and 20 female) meeting DSM-III criteria for alcohol abuse/dependence. The mean age of the sample was 38.9 years and ranged in age from 18 to 69 years. Three factors with eigenvalues greater than 1 were extracted. Factor 1 was labeled Neuroticism, and measures of depression, anxiety, neuroticism and female gender had the highest loadings. Number of first-degree relatives with alcoholism, essential (early onset and greater severity) alcoholism and greater antisocial propensity had the highest loadings on Factor 2, labeled 'Essential-Familial'. The Extroversion scale of the Eysenck Personality Inventory and number of second-degree relatives with alcoholism loaded most highly on Factor 3, labeled 'Extroversion.' Theoretical and clinical implications associated with these dimensions of alcoholism and variously proposed alcoholic subtypes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990

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alcoholism
multivariate analysis
Alcoholism
Multivariate Analysis
Alcohols
extroversion
neuroticism
personality
Antisocial Personality Disorder
gender
Personality Inventory
psychometrics
Psychometrics
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
abuse
Inpatients
alcohol
anxiety
Anxiety
Demography

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  • Psychology(all)

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Brooner, R., Templer, D., Svikis, D. S., Schmidt, C. W., & Monopolis, S. (1990). Dimensions of alcoholism: A multivariate analysis. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 51(1), 77-81.

Dimensions of alcoholism : A multivariate analysis. / Brooner, Robert; Templer, D.; Svikis, D. S.; Schmidt, Chester W; Monopolis, S.

In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 51, No. 1, 1990, p. 77-81.

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Brooner, R, Templer, D, Svikis, DS, Schmidt, CW & Monopolis, S 1990, 'Dimensions of alcoholism: A multivariate analysis', Journal of Studies on Alcohol, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 77-81.
Brooner, Robert ; Templer, D. ; Svikis, D. S. ; Schmidt, Chester W ; Monopolis, S. / Dimensions of alcoholism : A multivariate analysis. In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 1990 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 77-81.
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