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NCJ Number: 229515 Find in a Library
Title: Campus Involvement, Perceived Campus Connection, and Alcohol Use in College Athletes
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:39  Issue:3  Dated:2009  Pages:303-320
Author(s): James W. Brenner; Stacie M. Metz; Christina J. Brenner
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between college athletes' exposure to various social networks (campus involvement and perceived campus connection) and their alcohol use.
Abstract: This research study examined the relationship of college athletes' levels of campus involvement and campus connection to their alcohol use. A survey measuring alcohol use, campus involvement, and campus connection was administered to 720 athletes at 9 institutions. Participants who reported having five or more drinks on one occasion in the past 2 weeks had higher levels of campus connection than those who did not report that level of alcohol consumption; but, conversely these college athletes also reported lower levels of campus involvement. It is suggested that increasing campus involvement of college athletes could be an effective strategy to reduce high-risk alcohol use by college athletes and possibly even college students as a whole. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Behavior patterns; Behavioral science research; Campus alcohol abuse; Community involvement; Social network analysis; Students; Young Adults (18-24)
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