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Ecstasy Use, Outcome Expectancies, and Sexual Risk Taking

Proudfoot, Phoebe; Heubeck, Bernd; Ward, Jeffrey; Degenhardt, Louisa

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Ecstasy has become one of the most widely used illicit drugs in Australia. This study investigated outcome expectancies as possible motivating and maintaining factors in ecstasy use and sexual risk-taking behaviour. A sample of regular ecstasy users (N=220) from Sydney and Canberra, Australia, was recruited for structured face-to-face interviews. They also completed an Ecstasy Expectancy Questionnaire. Seven of eight subscales significantly differentiated regular users from non-users....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20461
Source: Australian Psychologist
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2010.00016.x

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