Weight Strain and Binge Drinking among Adolescents
Abbreviated Journal Title
BODY-MASS INDEX; SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS; PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS; OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN; NEGATIVE EMOTIONS; PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY; MENTAL-DISORDERS; ALCOHOL-USE; OBESITY; ASSOCIATIONS; Criminology & Penology; Psychology, Social; Sociology
Obesity and substance use are two common areas of research among adolescents. Interestingly, very little research examines the relationship between these two important health risk behaviors and the findings are inconsistent. Guided by Agnew's general strain theory and using the Add Health data, we examine this neglected area of research. The current research has identified a link between weight strain and binge drinking and is supportive of the extant research on both general strain theory and the links between stigma, stress, and health. We also found some evidence that this relationship was gendered. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
"Weight Strain and Binge Drinking among Adolescents" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5327.