A multivariate approach to profiling alcoholic typologies
Hair, Joseph F., Jr., 1944-
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Replogle, W. H., Hair, Jr., J. F. (1977). A Multivariate Approach to Profiling Alcoholic Typologies. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 3(3), 157-164.
The once popular concept of the "alcoholic personality" has recently been called to question. The purpose of this study was to attempt to discover wheter quantitative support could be given to a hypothesis of multiple alcohol types. The 16PF profiles of alcoholics were submitted to cluster analysis and multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), respectively. The results indicate that there is no alcoholic personality, i.e., that the alcoholic population is heterogeneous consisting of at least three typologies.