Moderators of the Relationship Between Religiosity and Alcohol Use in College Students

Volume
Volume 41
Issue
Spring 2013
Title
Moderators of the Relationship Between Religiosity and Alcohol Use in College Students
Abstract

Alcohol use and abuse among college students is of serious concern for a variety of social and health-related reasons. High levels of consumption have been attributed to impaired academic performance, early onset of substance dependence, risk of vehicle-related accidents, and elevated threat of violence, sexual assault, and other illegal behaviors (Ellison, Bradshaw, Rote, Storch, & Trevino, 2008). In 2007 the U.S. Surgeon General declared underage alcohol use a chief health concern for the nation, emphasizing the importance of research into the predictors of and protectors against college-age drinking (Brown, Salsman, Brechting, & Carlson, 2007). Recent investigations into these factors have established a number of prevalent variables related to alcohol use including both demographic (e.g., gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status) and biological factors (prenatal exposure, genetic predisposition, cognitive functioning) that remain relatively constant throughout the lifespan (Chassin, Hussong, & Beltran, 2009). However, environmentally determined correlates are more likely to differ as a function of time as aspirations, stress, and peer groups undergo change and maturation, likewise producing varying effects on substance use.

Authors
J.E. Bodford and Dr. A.M. Hussong
Pages
78 - 93
Price
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