ERIC Number: EJ1132269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
Which Stressors Increase the Odds of College Binge Drinking?
Pedersen, Daphne E.
College Student Journal, v51 n1 p129-141 Spr 2017
College binge drinking has been linked to student stress. Which among a variety of stressors are more likely to result in problem drinking? In this paper, the relative influence of three types of stressors on college binge drinking is considered, including the academic, interpersonal, and developmental (e.g., making decisions about the future, taking responsibility for time allocation, balancing priorities). Data were taken from a sample of undergraduate students enrolled at a Midwestern university (N = 250). Results from logistic regression and OLS regression models indicated that interpersonal stressors played the most significant role in whether and how often an undergraduate student binged. Separating from family had a protective effect, with those experiencing this stressor having lower odds of binging, and reduced frequency of binging in the last month. These findings have implications for those in student health services seeking to remedy problem drinking and for counselors who work with undergraduates.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Alcohol Abuse, Undergraduate Students, Influences, Regression (Statistics), Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota