Coping Styles as Predictors of Alcohol Consumption with Undergraduate College Students Perceiving Stress
Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
Stephanie L. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP
Stephen Poteau, PhD
David Rubenstein, PsyD
Coping was examined as a potential predictor for alcohol consumption with an undergraduate college population. Eighty-nine undergraduate students in the United States participated in the study by completing a survey between February and October 2016. A hierarchical multiple regression was used to analyze whether specific coping styles predict problematic drinking among undergraduate college students who report experiences of perceived stress. The following self-report questionnaires measured the variables: the subjective portion of the Perceived Stress Scale, Coping Strategies Inventory-Short Form (CSI-S), Cahalan’s (1969) Quantity Frequency Index, and a background demographic questionnaire developed to assess basic demographic information. Findings revealed that weekend drinking was predicted by emotion-focused disengagement. Students with higher scores on the emotion-focused disengagement reported more problematic weekend drinking than other study participants. This study expanded upon existing literature by further clarifying the correlation between stress and drinking among undergraduate college students.
Twersky, Shoshana S., "Coping Styles as Predictors of Alcohol Consumption with Undergraduate College Students Perceiving Stress" (2017). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 428.