Factors moderating the effects of alcohol on interrogative suggestibility

Pekka Santtila, M Ekholm, P Niemi

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The aim of the study was to determine whether personality and emotion experience factors would moderate the suggestibility-decreasing effect of alcohol. Participants (N=51) were administered tests measuring personality and emotion experience variables. The effects of alcohol on interrogative suggestibility were explored with the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale Form 2. Anger and guilt moderated significantly the effects of alcohol. Tendencies towards moderation were also found for social-evaluative anxiety and general anxiety proneness. The results are discussed in relation to the theoretical model of interrogative suggestibility.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)139–152
Number of pages14
JournalPsychology, Crime and Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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