Binge drinking among college athletes and non-athletes
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HARVARD-SCHOOL; ALCOHOL; STUDENTS; HEALTH; VICTIMIZATION; CONSEQUENCES; INVOLVEMENT; BEHAVIORS; REGRESSION; WOMEN; Criminology & Penology; Psychology, Social; Sociology
Concerns about incidence, forms, and consequences of alcohol use among college students lack examinations of the lifestyles and predictors of college student athletes. This article, using a sample of student-athletes and non-athletes from four Southern universities, identifies the lifestyle predictors for each population, identifying patterns and sets of predictors of binge drinking behavior. Findings indicate that for both samples, binge drinking behavior is explained by sex, drinking in bars, number of male friends who drink, and cigarette smoking. Student-athletes' binge drinking is explained further by residing on campus. Non-athlete binge drinking is related to race and amount of study time per week. Implications for these findings are also discussed.
"Binge drinking among college athletes and non-athletes" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1052.