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ERIC Number: EJ1092830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
An Examination of Drunkorexia, Greek Affiliation, and Alcohol Consumption
Ward, Rose Marie; Galante, Marina; Trivedi, Rudra; Kahrs, Juliana
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v59 n3 p48-66 Dec 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between Greek affiliation, the College Life Alcohol Salience Scale, alcohol consumption, disordered eating, and drunkorexia (i.e., using disordered eating practices as compensation for calories consumed through alcohol). A total of 349 college students (254 females, 89 males) participated in the online survey. Greek affiliation and alcohol salience predicted alcohol consumption levels, disordered eating, and drunkorexia. How central alcohol is to a student's collegiate experience predicts his or her drunkorexia level. It seems that those who embrace the Greek environment and think alcohol is central to their experience are more likely to consume alcohol, have disordered eating tendencies, and embrace eating restriction on alcohol consumption days.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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