ERIC Number: EJ1077999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Protective Behavioral Strategies and Alcohol Use Outcomes among College Women Drinkers: Does Disordered Eating and Race Moderate This Association?
Landry, Alicia S.; Moorer, Kayla D.; Madson, Michael B.; Zeigler-Hill, Virgil
Journal of Drug Education, v44 n3-4 p95-115 Sep-Dec 2014
The current study examined the degree to which associations that protective behavioral strategy use had with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related negative consequences were moderated by disordered eating and race. Participants were 382 female undergraduates (ages 18-25) who had consumed alcohol at least once within the previous month. Participants completed online self-report measures concerning their use of protective behavioral strategies, disordered eating, weekly alcohol consumption, harmful drinking patterns, and alcohol-related negative consequences. White non-Hispanic women who used the fewest protective behavioral strategies reported the highest levels of alcohol consumption and harmful drinking patterns. Protective behavioral strategy use was associated with lower levels of alcohol-related negative consequences except for African American women with low levels of disordered eating behaviors. For interventions targeting drinking among college women, disordered eating behaviors may increase risky behaviors and qualify relationships between protective behavioral strategies and alcohol-related negative consequences. Thus, assessment of disordered eating behavior as part of drinking interventions may be helpful.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Drinking, Racial Differences, Eating Disorders, Correlation, Females, Undergraduate Students, Online Surveys, Health Behavior, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Intervention, African Americans, Whites, Surveys, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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