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ERIC Number: EJ871312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Dieting Behavior and Alcohol Use Behaviors among National Eating Disorders Screening Program Participants
Heidelberg, Natalie F.; Correia, Christopher J.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v53 n3 p53-63 Dec 2009
Objective: Research has shown that college students have elevated rates of alcohol use and problematic eating behaviors. The current study focused on the relationships between dieting behaviors and alcohol use among a sample of undergraduates attending National Eating Disorder Screening Program. Method: All participants (n=70, 100% female, average age 20.5) completed a packet of measures assessing alcohol use and eating behaviors. Results: Dieting was positively correlated with alcohol use and alcohol-related problems; dieting also increased the risk of alcohol-related problems among heavier drinkers. Conclusion: The results of this study show that dieting behaviors are associated with increased risk for alcohol use problems, and that students attending screening events may present with a range of negative health behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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