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The Role of Positive Alcohol Expectancies in Underage Binge Drinking Among College Students
Journal of American College Health
  • Nicole M McBride, University of South Florida
  • Blake Barrett, University of South Florida
  • Kathleen A. Moore, University of South Florida
  • Lawrence Schonfeld, University of South Florida
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Keywords
  • college binge drinking,
  • Core survey,
  • positive alcohol expectancies,
  • underage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2014.907297
Abstract

Objective: This study explored associations between positive alcohol expectancies, and demographics, as well as academic status and binge drinking among underage college students. Participants: A sample of 1,553 underage college students at 3 public universities and 1 college in the Southeast who completed the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey in the Spring 2013 semester. Methods: A series of bivariate analyses and logistic regression models were used to examine associations between demographic and academic status variables as well as positive alcohol expectancies with self-reported binge drinking. Positive alcohol expectancies were examined in multivariable models via 2 factors derived from principal component analyses. Results: Students who endorsed higher agreement of these 2 emergent factors (sociability, sexuality) were more likely to report an occurrence of binge drinking in the past 2 weeks. Conclusions: Study results document associations between positive alcohol expectancies and binge drinking among underage students; implications for prevention and treatment are discussed.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of American College Health, v. 62, issue 6, p. 370-379

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of American College Health on 28 Mar 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07448481.2014.907297.

Citation Information
Nicole M McBride, Blake Barrett, Kathleen A. Moore and Lawrence Schonfeld. "The Role of Positive Alcohol Expectancies in Underage Binge Drinking Among College Students" Journal of American College Health Vol. 62 Iss. 6 (2014) p. 370 - 379
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleen_moore/58/