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Sleep problems and alcohol misuse are common issues experienced by college students that can have detrimental effects on overall health. Previous work indicates a strong relationship between poor sleep quality and alcohol risk in this population. This study explored the moderating effect of drinking motives in the relationship between global sleep quality and experience of alcohol-related negative consequences.
College students (N = 1,878) who reported past-month drinking.
Participants completed online surveys assessing sleep and alcohol-related behaviors.
Poorer sleep quality and higher drinking motives (coping, conformity, and enhancement) predicted greater alcohol-related consequences, controlling for drinking. Further, coping motives moderated the relationship between sleep quality and consequences such that participants reporting poor sleep and high coping motives experienced heightened levels of consequences.
These findings advance the understanding of the relationship between sleep problems and alcohol-related risk and provide implications for targeted campus-based health promotion interventions.
This is an author-manuscript of an article accepted for publication in Journal of American College Health following peer review. The version of record: Kenney, S. R., Paves, A. P., Grimaldi, E. M., & LaBrie, J. W. (2014). Sleep Quality and Alcohol Risk in College Students: Examining the Moderating Effects of Drinking Motives. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 62(5), 301–308 is available online at: http://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2014.897953.
Kenney, S. R., Paves, A. P., Grimaldi, E. M., & LaBrie, J. W. (2014). Sleep Quality and Alcohol Risk in College Students: Examining the Moderating Effects of Drinking Motives. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 62(5), 301–308. http://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2014.897953