Title

To Drink or Not to Drink? College Students’ Ideas of Self-Worth and Religiosity in Relation to Motivations, Frequency, and Consumption of Alcohol

Poster Number

9

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Much effort has been put into assessing reasons for or abstinence from drinking in an attempt to discover variables that are predictive of heavy drinking behavior. Moderate, heavy, and binge drinking behavior in college directly predicts alcohol abuse and dependence later in life. The present study assessed drinking frequency and consumption among college students. Participants (n < 100) were recruited from undergraduate psychology courses offered at University of the Pacific. Participants were asked to fill out a survey consisting of the Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale (CSWS), the Daily Drinking Questionnaire (DDQ), the Drinking Motives Questionnaire, and the ‘Age Universal’ I/E scale. There were significant differences among drinking groups (i.e., abstinent/light drinkers vs. moderate/heavy drinkers) across all measures. Results and future directions are discussed..

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

Start Date

1-5-2010 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2010 12:00 PM

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To Drink or Not to Drink? College Students’ Ideas of Self-Worth and Religiosity in Relation to Motivations, Frequency, and Consumption of Alcohol

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

Much effort has been put into assessing reasons for or abstinence from drinking in an attempt to discover variables that are predictive of heavy drinking behavior. Moderate, heavy, and binge drinking behavior in college directly predicts alcohol abuse and dependence later in life. The present study assessed drinking frequency and consumption among college students. Participants (n < 100) were recruited from undergraduate psychology courses offered at University of the Pacific. Participants were asked to fill out a survey consisting of the Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale (CSWS), the Daily Drinking Questionnaire (DDQ), the Drinking Motives Questionnaire, and the ‘Age Universal’ I/E scale. There were significant differences among drinking groups (i.e., abstinent/light drinkers vs. moderate/heavy drinkers) across all measures. Results and future directions are discussed..