Alcohol use, sexual activity, and perceived risk in high school athletes and non-athletes.

@article{Wetherill2007AlcoholUS,
  title={Alcohol use, sexual activity, and perceived risk in high school athletes and non-athletes.},
  author={Reagan R Wetherill and Kim Fromme},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={294-301}
}
PURPOSE The current study examined one's sense of personal invincibility as a contributing factor to high school athletes' more frequent behavioral risks compared to those of non-athletes. Perceived risk was assessed as a mediator of sports participation and alcohol use, and sports participation and sexual activity among high school athletes. METHODS Prior to leaving home, college-bound high school graduates (n = 2,247) completed web-based surveys assessing alcohol use, sexual activity… CONTINUE READING
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