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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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SILVA, Érika Correia  and  TUCCI, Adriana Marcassa. Correlation between anxiety and alcohol consumption among college students. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp. 107-119. ISSN 1516-3687.

Anxiety is a disorder that affects a lot college students and it is often associated with alcohol abuse. The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between anxiety, alcohol consumption pattern and its consequences among college students, before and after a brief intervention. Students changed to a low-risk alcohol pattern and decreased the consequences associated with alcohol consumption after the intervention, but anxiety levels remained similar. The results suggest that alcohol consumption and its consequences are correlated with anxiety. However, the intervention did not promote changes in anxiety levels, as the correlation was not maintained after the intervention. Thus, it is also important to develop specific preventive interventions for anxiety in university services to support college students.

Keywords : Students; anxiety; alcohol consumption; prevention; university.

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