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Table 1 Differences in alcohol consumption and responsible drinking beliefs and behaviors among underage and legal drinkers

From: A comparison of the responsible drinking dimensions among underage and legal drinkers: examining differences in beliefs, motives, self-efficacy, barriers and intentions

Constructs Underage drinker Legal drinker t df p-value Cohen’s d
Alcohol-Related Behaviors
Most Recent Drinking Episode 4.44 4.10 1.09 450 .277 --
(2.95) (3.29)
Binge Drinking 1.44 1.26 1.02 452 .310 --
(1.73) (1.88)
Responsible Drinking Beliefs & Behaviors
Behavioral Beliefs 2.68 2.75 -1.10 445 .272 --
(.68) (.68)
Motivations 2.06 2.07 -.10 411 .924 --
(.63) (.62)
Self-Efficacy 6.58 7.18 -2.97 446 .003 -.297
(1.96) (2.06)
Barriers 1.57 1.27 3.44 388 .001 .368
(.79) (.80)
Behavioral Intentions 2.29 2.57 -3.45 437 .001 -0.350
(.78) (.83)