Excessive behaviours: An archival study of behavioural tendencies reported by 471 patients admitted to an addiction treatment centre

Stephenson, G.M. and Maggi, P. and Lefever, R.M.H. and Morojele, N.K. (1995) Excessive behaviours: An archival study of behavioural tendencies reported by 471 patients admitted to an addiction treatment centre. Addiction Research, 3 (3). pp. 245-265. ISSN 1058-6989. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We report a factor analytic study of the Promis questionnaires, designed to evaluate addiction in 16 behavioural areas. Data were taken from the clinical records of 191 men and 281 women admitted to the Promis Recovery Centre for treatment of addictions. Primary scale factor scores were obtained for each patient and subjected to factor analysis. A two-factor solution (oblique rotation) was indicated. Factor 1 (''Nurturance'') included Caffeine, Work, Exploitative relationships (submissive). Shopping, Exercise, Food bingeing, Food starving and Compulsive helping (dominant and submissive). Factor 2 (''Hedonism'') comprised Alcohol, Nicotine, Recreational Drugs, Gambling, Exploitative relationships (dominant), Sex and Prescription drugs. Factor I was strongly associated with primary diagnoses of Overeating, Bulimia and Anorexia, and Factor 2 with Drug problems, and to a lesser extent Alcohol. When controlling for the effects of diagnosis women generally scored high on Nurturance, but were no less Hedonistic than men. Men and women share broadly the same factor structures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 23 May 2009 20:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2009 20:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19076 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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