college binge drinking, Core survey, positive alcohol expectancies, underage
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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.
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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.
Scholar Commons Citation
McBride, Nicole M; Barrett, Blake; Moore, Kathleen A.; and Schonfeld, Lawrence, "The Role of Positive Alcohol Expectancies in Underage Binge Drinking Among College Students" (2014). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 825.