ERIC Number: EJ1071652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Reducing High-Risk Drinking among Student-Athletes: The Effects of a Targeted Athlete-Specific Brief Intervention
Cimini, M. Dolores; Monserrat, Joseph M.; Sokolowski, Karen L.; Dewitt-Parker, Joyce Y.; Rivero, Estela M.; McElroy, Lee A.
Journal of American College Health, v63 n6 p343-352 2015
Objective: This study examined the effects of a single-session motivational interviewing--based in-person brief alcohol intervention that contained student-athlete-specific personalized drinking feedback. Participants: Participants were 170 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I student-athletes meeting screening criteria for heavy episodic drinking. Methods: Baseline assessments of alcohol use frequency and quantity, norm perceptions of peers' alcohol use, experiences of negative consequences, and use of protective behaviors were administered to student-athletes prior to a 1-session brief intervention containing personalized feedback highlighting the relationship between alcohol use and athletic performance. Follow-up assessment was conducted 3 months post intervention. Results: Student-athletes participating in the athlete-specific brief intervention showed significant reductions in their alcohol use and alcohol-related negative consequences, increases in use of protective behavioral strategies, and corrections in norm misperceptions at 3 months post intervention relative to a no-treatment comparison group. Conclusions: Student-athlete--specific brief alcohol interventions show promise in addressing high-risk drinking, reducing associated harms, and supporting health.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Athletics, Athletes, Correlation, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Motivation Techniques, Feedback (Response), Peer Groups, Performance, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, College Students, Health Behavior, Risk, Drinking, Outcomes of Treatment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: Q184H060067