Examination Of Drinking Habits And Motives Of Collegiate Student-

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Article #1 Taylor, Elizabeth A., et al. "Examination of drinking habits and motives of collegiate student- athletes." Journal of Applied Sport Management, vol. 9, no. 1, 2017, p. 78+. Academic OneFile, 0&it=r&asid=b0f90d6060160db2d2158297e68d58b9. Accessed 29 Mar. 2017. Summary: Author, Elizabeth A. Taylor, Rose Marie Ward, and Robin Hardin were all professors. Elizabeth A. Taylor completed the requirements for her Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sports Studies in May of 2016. She is completing the requirements for her master’s degree in statistics and certificate in Women 's Studies at the University of Tennessee in 2017. Rose Marie Ward is a professor in the …show more content…

Collegiate student-athletes are not only more likely to consume alcohol more frequently, but also consume more drinks every time, and more likely to binge drink a lot more out of habit than the nonathletic students. Although the student athletes drink to become less stressful, there are many negative consequences. Some of the negative consequences include different physical illnesses or injuries, a greater chance of drinking and driving (or riding with an intoxicated driver), increased the chance of risky sexual behaviors, a greater amount of sensations to seek reckless behavior, and a decreased amount of academic success. Taylor, Ward, and Hardin state that, “Alcohol consumption patterns also differ based on specific sport and gender.” Males tend to typically consume more alcohol than females. Taylor, Ward, and Hardin say, “Sixty percent of male and 50% of female collegiate student-athletes self-reported heavy episodic alcohol consumption during a two-week period.” Another difference in alcohol consumption numbers was their sports that they were involved in. The male student-athletes who participate in swimming, soccer, and baseball reported a significantly higher alcohol consumption compared to other sports such as basketball or track and field. Throughout this study, Taylor, Ward, and Hardin concluded that collegiate student-athletes are more likely to consume alcohol than

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