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Williams RJ 1999 Restrained Drinking and Cognitive Control Among Adolescents Adolescence 34 557-563The purpose of the study on restrained drinking was to look at restrained drinking and ones self control in regards to alcohol consumption by adolescents The rationale behind this unanswered question was to get to the root of the problem of adolescent drinking as the severity and frequency of teen drinking is on the rise The purpose was to further explore the correlation between restrained drinking and the consumption of alcohol factoring in the want for self-controlIn the experiment a control or restraint was used to monitor and restrict the amount of alcohol consumed by adolescents It was expected that enforcing a restraint would lead to binge drinking There are two well-defined areas in providing a restraint One is cognitive emotional preoccupation which centers around the preoccupation with control The other aspect is cognitive behavioral control which is actual attempts at control 558 Recent studies have found that restraints and their outcomes closely relate to ones overall self-control The participants of this study consisted of 97 male and 101 female adolescents from three high schools in Melbourne Australia The average age of the students was 16 years old There were several devices used in testing the hypothesis One of the measures used was monitoring alcohol consumption in the average number of drinks in one sitting Another valuable instrument used was The 24-item Adolescent Drinking Index Students were asked to fill out a questionnaire measuring ones loss of control in drinking drinking related problems psychological and physical indicators The subjects were also asked to fill out The Temptation and Restraint Inventory which assessed attitudes and actions concerning restrained drinking Finally students evaluated The Cognitive Self-Control Scale approximating their self-control The initial findings of the study showed that alcohol consumption was high for both males and females However male adolescents were more frequent in their drinking than were females The results for
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