Alcoholism, Psychopathology and Sensation-Seeking: Differences Between Male Dui First Offenders and Recidivists
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The purpose of the study was to examine the DUI offender from the Problem-Behavior Theory perspective, attempting to identify factors that contribute to DUI recidivism. Three groups, including non-DUI alcoholics n52, first time offenders n122 and recidivists n122 were compared on a number of psychosocial and demographic variables. Twelve scale scores were reduced to three factors, including Psychological Distress, Alcohol Problems and Impulsivitysensation-seeking behavior.
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