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Self-esteem, Alcohol Consumption, and Risky Sexual Behaviors in College Fraternity Males

McAtee, Jennifer Radine (Ferguson)
Abstract
Fraternity members who were at least 18 years of age were recruited to participate in this study. We recruited as many participants as possible and had a total of 526 returned survey instruments. The survey instrument measured demographics, self-esteem, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk. Hypotheses included: Ho1 There will be no relationship between level of self-esteem and binge drinking in college fraternity males and Ho2 There will be no relationship between self-esteem and risky sexual behavior in college fraternity males. Analysis was completed using IBM SPSS version 19. Pearson bivariate correlations were run among the variables of interest, self-esteem/binge drinking and self-esteem/sexual risk. There was a weak negative relationship between self-esteem/binge drinking which was not significantly correlated. Because our p-value was not statistically significant we failed to reject Ho1. There was a weak negative relationship between all self-esteem/sexual items. 4 items were found to e significant. Because our p-value for these 4 was statistically significant we reject Ho2. 3 items were not found to be significant. Because our p-value for these 3 was not statistically significant we failed to reject Ho2. This study added to the current literature and gained data that will be beneficial in creating intervention programs and advancing future research in this area.
Date
2012-07-01
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