Investigating The Relationship Between Self Image Goals Among College Students And Coping Motive

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Elaborating more on the drinking motives that were researched by previous studies, there was a connection between social anxiety and social motive. College students with social anxiety symptoms are most likely to have negative alcohol-related consequences (Cludius et al., 2013: Villarosa, Madson, Zeigler-Hill, Noble, & Mohn, 2014). Students drink more irresponsibly when they come across three of those motives due to having social anxiety symptoms. Enhancement, Coping and Conformity motives have stronger correlations with in drinking for those who have social anxiety. The strength of the drinking motives and higher alcohol consumption would most likely correlate with people that some types of anxiety and/or other psychological disorders or symptoms (Cludius et al., 2013). Another study on drinking motives, specifically Coping motives, by Moeller and Crocker (2009) wanted to investigate the relationship between Self-image goals among college students and coping motive. Self-image goals are when people seek to “construct, maintain, and defend positive self-views” (Moeller & Crocker, 2009, p. 2). According to what they found, there’s actually an association between self-image goals and coping motives because when college students don’t successfully achieve their goals, they go through coping motive and drink alcohol irresponsibly, including heavy-episodic drinking. Like it was mentioned earlier, coping motives are to alleviate negative affect. The authors point out that
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