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Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Psychology
William F. Evans
Substance use among college students is often regarded as a normal part of the college experience. However, reasons for engaging in substance use are varied and dependent on many factors. The current study examined the relations between adolescent invulnerability, distress tolerance, and alcohol behaviors, marijuana behaviors and smoking frequency. Adolescent invulnerability was positively correlated with alcohol behaviors. Distress tolerance was negatively correlated with marijuana behaviors. Adolescent invulnerability and distress tolerance were found to have a moderately positive, significant correlation. College counseling centers, health professionals in charge of alcohol programs, and campus police could all benefit from understanding factors associated with alcohol and marijuana use.
Barnes, Jordan, "Substance use in college students in relation to adolescent invulnerability and distress tolerance" (2017). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 336.