Education | Educational Psychology
This study examined differences among four drinking behavior groups (non-drinkers, low-risk drinkers, high-risk drinkers, and frequent high-risk drinkers) with respect to anxiety and depression in undergraduate males (n = 457) and females (n = 485). Participants completed a demographic questionnaire, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the Beck Depression Inventory. Results indicated significant differences among the groups only with respect to anxiety (F = 6.49, p < .001), and in levels of anxiety (p < .01) between high-risk females and males. Findings imply needed changes in prevention approaches to reduce high-risk drinking.
Vohs, Charles; Gable, Robert; Ward, Cynthia; Barresi, Joseph; Martel, Ronald; and Slocumb, Dameian, "Anxiety and Depression as Comorbid Factors in Drinking Behaviors of Undergraduate Students in an Urban Private University" (2008). NERA Conference Proceedings 2008. Paper 28.