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ERIC Number: EJ1196781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Protective Behavioral Strategies and Alcohol Use Outcomes among College Students: The Moderating Effects of Negative Affect
Samuolis, Jessica; Loser, Ashley; Tyrrell, Amanda
Journal of Drug Education, v48 n1-2 p54-66 Mar-Jun 2018
The current study examined negative affect as a moderator of the relationships between protective behavioral strategies (PBS) used to reduce alcohol-related risk and alcohol use outcomes. Data were obtained from 267 college students using a web-based survey. The use of PBS (i.e., setting a limit on number of drinks, alternating drinks with water, avoiding drinking games) was associated with alcohol use and negative alcohol-related consequences. Negative affect symptoms moderated these relationships such that these relationships were stronger for those students who reported a greater number of negative affect symptoms. The findings indicate that the use of PBS by college students who consume alcohol are more protective for those with poorer mental health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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