Perceived alcohol use among friends and alcohol consumption among college athletes.

@article{Martens2006PerceivedAU,
  title={Perceived alcohol use among friends and alcohol consumption among college athletes.},
  author={Matthew P. Martens and Kristen Dams-O'Connor and Christy Duffy-Paiement and J. Tyron Gibson},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={178-84}
}
Intercollegiate athletes have been identified as an at-risk group for heavy alcohol consumption (e.g., T. F. Nelson & H. Wechsler, 2001). The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between descriptive drinking norms among one's closest friends and personal alcohol consumption among athletes. Specifically, the authors sought to determine whether perceptions of alcohol consumption among one's closest friend who was an athlete (athlete norms) demonstrated a stronger relationship with… CONTINUE READING

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