PSYC_6213_Ass_1 - Assignment 1 Quantitative Journal Article Review Yorkville University PSYC 6213 Research Methodology Winter 2021 i Abstract This

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Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article Review Yorkville University PSYC 6213: Research Methodology Winter, 2021
i Abstract This assignment is a Journal Article Review (JAR) related to the Final Project topic : The effects of brief interventions on substance use outcomes . This article, Effects of a Brief Motivational Intervention with College Student Drinkers, employs a randomized control trial design and forms the basis for much of the research discussed in the final topic.
1 Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article Review Borsari, B., & Carey, K. B. (2000). Effects of a brief motivational intervention with college student drinkers. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology , 68(4), 728. Statement of Problem The study asked if a brief motivational intervention, “a directive, client centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change” (Rollnick & Miller, 1995, p. 326), would reduce drinking among college-aged participants. Literature Review The authors state promising studies in brief interventions for alcohol (Dimeff, Baer, Kivlahan, & Marlatt, 1999), and define a motivational interview from the work of Miller & Rollnick, (1991) and Rollnick & Miller (1995). Terms defined in the study came from Solomon & Harford, (1984), Agostinelli, Brown, & Miller, (1995), and Haines & Spear, (1996). Tools were influenced by Fromme, et al., (1993). Hypotheses To Be Tested The null hypothesis being tested is that brief motivational interviewing will have no effect on alcohol consumption among college-aged persons. The alternate hypothesis is that brief motivational interviewing will reduce alcohol consumption among college-aged participants.

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