TITLE

Comparing Greek-Affiliated Students and Student Athletes: An Examination of the Behavior-Intention Link, Reasons for Drinking, and Alcohol-Related Consequences

AUTHOR(S)
Huchting, Karie K.; Lac, Andrew; Hummer, Justin F.; LaBrie, Joseph W.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education;Dec2011, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
While affiliation with Greek fraternities/sororities and intercollegiate athletic teams is associated with heavier drinking (Meilman et al., 1999), few studies have compared reasons for drinking among these groups. A sample of 1,541 students, identifying as either Greeks or athletes, completed an online survey. Athletes were significantly higher than Greeks on conformity reason for drinking. Tests of independent correlations indicated the magnitude of the past behavior to intention link was considerably stronger for Greeks. Greeks experienced significantly more social problems from drinking. Several group by gender ANOVA models found significant main effects with highest drinking rates, usually among Greek males, and lowest among female athletes. Understanding these specific group differences informs recommendations for group-specific and tailored educational interventions, which are discussed.
ACCESSION #
71865326

 

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