ERIC Number: EJ1030727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Sleep Quality and Alcohol Risk in College Students: Examining the Moderating Effects of Drinking Motives
Kenney, Shannon R.; Paves, Andrew P.; Grimaldi, Elizabeth M.; LaBrie, Joseph W.
Journal of American College Health, v62 n5 p301-308 2014
Objective: Sleep problems and alcohol misuse are common issues experienced by college students that can have detrimental effects on overall health. Previous work indicates a strong relationship between poor sleep quality and alcohol risk in this population. This study explored the moderating effect of drinking motives in the relationship between global sleep quality and experience of alcohol-related negative consequences. Participants: College students (N = 1,878) who reported past-month drinking. Methods: Participants completed online surveys assessing sleep and alcohol-related behaviors. Results: Poorer sleep quality and higher drinking motives (coping, conformity, and enhancement) predicted greater alcohol-related consequences, controlling for drinking. Further, coping motives moderated the relationship between sleep quality and consequences such that participants reporting poor sleep and high coping motives experienced heightened levels of consequences. Conclusions: These findings advance the understanding of the relationship between sleep problems and alcohol-related risk and provide implications for targeted campus-based health promotion interventions.
Descriptors: Sleep, Drinking, Student Attitudes, Health, Health Behavior, Alcohol Abuse, Coping, Prediction, Peer Influence, Student Motivation, Correlation, Risk, Online Surveys, Measures (Individuals), Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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