Extraversion predicts heavy drinking in college students

by Carmen Therese Martsh, William R Miller
Personality and Individual Differences ()
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Abstract

Relationships between drinking (consumption and problems) and three personality characteristics (extraversion-introversion, anxiety, and anger) were examined in a sample of 100 undergraduate students (42 male, 58 female). Gender differences in these relationships were also examined. Results show that college students' drinking levels can be at least modestly predicted from their personality characteristics, with men's drinking being more predictable than women's drinking. Extraversion was found to be the best single predictor variable. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)

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