Use of Social Ecology Model to Address Alcohol Use Among College Athletes

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Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Compared to non-athletes, college athletes consume more alcohol and report higher rates of alcohol-related consequences such as DUI, unsafe sexual practices, and criminal behavior. This poses major problems for the integrity of college athletics, athletic department personnel, and health educators who work to reduce destructive alcohol behaviors on campus. To understand why current alcohol education is ineffective, it is necessary to examine the ecology of this behavior. This article examines alcohol use among college athletes using the Social Ecology Model to determine what most influences this behavior. A proposed ecological model specific to alcohol use among college athletes is discussed.

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American Journal of Health Studies
Language: English
Date: 2006
Public Health, College Athletes, Alcohol Use

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