"Effects of outcome expectancies and personality on young adults' illicit drug use, heavy drinking, and risky sexual behavior": Erratum.

  • Katz E
  • Fromme K
  • D'Amico E
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Reports an error in the original article by E. C. Katz et al (Cognitive Therapy and Research, 2000[Feb], Vol 24[1], 1-22. On page 9, the 1st full paragraph should read: Consistent with study hypotheses regarding the effect of trait measures on outcome expectancies, sensation seeking was positively associated with positive expectancies for heavy drinking and risky sexual practices and inversely associated with negative expectancies for heavy drinking. (The following abstract of this article originally appeared in record 2000-15173-001.) To explain risk-taking behavior, personality theorists typically focus on biologically based predispositions, whereas cognitive psychologists often focus on beliefs and environmental contingencies. The current longitudinal study examined both personality traits and outcome expectancies as explanations for heavy drinking, drug use, and unsafe sexual behavior among 162 college students. Ss provided complete data for all variables (i.e., past frequency of risk taking, sensation seeking, social conformity, and outcome expectancies). Results showed that (1) personality and past experience contribute to outcome expectancies, (2) outcome expectancies and personality independently predict substance use at 6-mo followup, and (3) only past ... (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Drug Usage
  • *Expectations
  • *Personality Traits
  • *Sexual Risk Taking
  • Alcohol Abuse

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  • Elizabeth C Katz

  • Kim Fromme

  • Elizabeth J D'Amico

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