Examined the attitude-ambivalence measurement problem seeking criteria by which to measure the effects of aversive conditioning in alcoholism. 30 chronic alcoholics each rated 2 visually presented slides, 1 with alcohol content and 1 without, on a 4-point scale. Factor analysis and varimax rotation were applied to 2 interitem matrices. Only 1 adjective pair could be interpreted as unidimensional. Findings raise issues for semantic scaling and for hypothesizing about maintenance of disruptive drinking habits. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- attitude ambivalence, measuring effects of aversive conditioning, alcoholics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health