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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

21

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 40-49

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2015

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

alcohol; binge drinking; body image; athletes

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

10 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 21 no. 1 2015

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Psychology Commons

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