Thanks for the comments on the study. I hope you are enjoying the conference and I would enjoy hearing your suggestions for reasons why the results came out as they did. I must disagree with your suggestion that correlation and regression analyses are not predictive. Don't both these analysis techniques provide a measure of how well an outcome (i.e., binge drinking) can be predicted based on knowledge of an independent variable (sensation seeking or general self-efficacy)? As to your comment about peer pressure, I whole heartedly agree. That is likely a variable of significant influence. However, regardless of peer pressure, the moderating relationship for self-efficacy held for marijuana use and sensation-seeking only suggesting that there is something unique about this relationship. Certainly this area needs further examination.
On Fri Dec 4, grover wrote
>Dr. Baker: I am glad to see your nice presentation and hope you enjoy the meeting. I found your conclusions on predictability a little far fetched. The last time checked, correlation was not a predictor. It is hard to say whether the binge drinking affects self efficacy or vice-versa. Also, there is big parameter missing in this analysis - peer pressure.