American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online)

Eating in Response to Alcohol: Relationships with Vulnerable Emotions
Tessa Miracle, Jason Fruth, Manaal Sajid; Randi Bargo

Abstract
This study examines the relationship between vulnerable emotions typically associated with masculinity and compensatory eating behaviors in response to alcohol consumption for college students. The increase in problematic behaviors such as binge drinking, associated compensatory exercise, and eating disorders during the college years predict lifetime physical and mental health concerns. Finding emotional or behavior predictors for these behaviors would allow clinicians to identify or prevent many of these problems. This study utilized the Compensatory Eating Behaviors Related to Alcohol Consumption Scale (CEBRACS) and the Masculine Behavior Scale (MBS) and found a significant positive relationship between college students’ responses on the two scales as well as several of the subscales.

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