High-Risk Drinking in College Athletes and Nonathletes Across the Academic Year
This study compared heavy drinking and alcohol-related consequences between freshman student-athletes (n = 137) and nonathletes (n = 318). Differences in high-risk drinking between the fall and spring terms were also examined. Results indicated that student-athletes reported heavier drinking and higher levels of alcohol-related consequences than did nonathletes. In addition. student-athletes reported the highest levels of drinking and alcohol-related consequences in the spring term. Implications for college counseling prevention programming are discussed.
Doumas, Diana M.; Turrisi, Rob; Coll, Kenneth; and Haralson, Kate. (2007). "High-Risk Drinking in College Athletes and Nonathletes Across the Academic Year". Journal of College Counseling, 10(2), 163-174.