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Problem drinking and sensation seeking among college students.

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Jennifer M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T14:33:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T14:33:17Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1110
dc.description vi, 36 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Problem drinking or binge drinking is an all too common subject in college settings, leading to negative consequences for the binge drinkers and those within their environment. In an attempt to find a connection between binge drinking, this study investigated the relationship between problem drinking and sensation seeking. Problem drinking was defined using Michigan's Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) and self reported drinking behavior the week prior to data collection. Having five or more drinks in five hours or less constituted binge drinking. Sensation seeking was determined by scores on Zuckerman' s Sensation Seeking Scale Form V. The 38 male and 3] female, volunteer participants completed MAST, SSS-V, and a demographic form. Several statistical analyses were utilized to analyze the data. Results indicated that more men than women binge drink and sensation seek. There was also a positive correlation between the MAST and the Total sensation seeking score, and the only subscale significantly correlated with the MAST was the Disinhibition subscale. This same subscale is also positively correlated with binge drinking. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Drinking behavior. en_US
dc.subject Senses and sensation. en_US
dc.title Problem drinking and sensation seeking among college students. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Kurt Baker en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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