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ERIC Number: EJ781754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
High-Risk Drinking Characteristics in Collegiate Athletes
Brenner, James; Swanik, Kathleen
Journal of American College Health, v56 n3 p267-272 Nov 2007
Objective: The authors aimed to further describe the relationship of alcohol use by college athletes to variables, such as sport participation, time of year, and level of competition. Participants: There were 720 participants from Divisions I, II, and III who participated in either a team sport or an individual sport. Methods: The authors measured characteristics of alcohol use by college athletes at 9 colleges and universities. Results: Participants reported a high rate of consuming 5 or more drinks per occasion in the past 2 weeks. There were greater percentages of team sport athletes reporting this behavior than athletes of individual sports, and there were significant differences according to level of competition. Conclusions: The college athletes in this study reported high-risk alcohol use at percentages much higher than previously reported. The findings and practical application of the results are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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