Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The present study examined alcohol consumption and body image satisfaction in relation to student affiliation with varsity athletics and Greek organizations. Binge drinking, defined as the consumption of six or more drinks on one occasion, was also assessed. Results indicated that varsity athletes and Greek-affiliated students consumed alcohol more frequently and reported more binge drinking episodes compared to non-affiliated students. Additionally, students identifying with both at-risk groups (Greek-Athletes) were associated with the highest reported rates of binge drinking episodes. Greek-Athletes also yielded significantly lower body image satisfaction compared to all other participants. Findings suggest that counselors should aim prevention efforts at students affiliated with either varsity athletics or Greek organizations to reduce risk for binge drinking. Prevention efforts should also target students identifying with both at-risk groups to also address risk for body image disturbance.
BF1 .M63 v. 21 no. 1 2015
Miley, Britany and Chalk, Holly McCartney
"Fitting the mold: alcohol use and body image disturbances in athletes and greek-affiliated undergraduates,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 21
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol21/iss1/7