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This study examined drinking motives, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems among White collegiate athletes and collegiate athletes of color (N = 113). Results indicated no differences in drinking motives between the two groups. Although White athletes reported higher levels of alcohol use, athletes of color reported higher levels of alcohol-related problems. Athletes of color with high levels of coping and conformity motives reported the highest level of alcohol-related problems.

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This is an author-produced, peer-reviewed version of this article. The final, definitive version of this document can be found online at Journal of College Counseling, published by Wiley on behalf of the American Counseling Association. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.1002/jocc.12009