Affect, distress tolerance, and cannabis use

Published: 8 May 2024| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/k5mn6r7cg8.2
Brianna Altman


Data from participants (N=1092) recruited from Amazon's MTurk enrolled in an experimental study examining the impact of a negative affect induction (compared to control) on self-reported substance use and distress tolerance. All study participants were over the age of 18 and reported lifetime cannabis and alcohol use. Materials include the original survey, clean data, and syntax. The hypothesis of the present secondary data analysis was that those assigned to the negative affect induction would reporter greater distress intolerance compared to those assigned to the control condition, even after controlling for changes in affect (both negative and positive). We also hypothesized greater distress tolerance would correlate with higher positive affect while lower distress tolerance would correlate with greater negative affect.