International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION PATTERNS OF STUDENT-ATHLETES IN A KENYAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY.
Elijah G. Rintaugu, Mwisukha, Andanje, FRANCIS M. MUNDIA

Abstract
Alcohol use and abuse among university students is a rapidly growing concern in universities in Kenya. The purpose of this study was to evaluate alcohol consumption among university student-athletes and data was collected through self-administered questionnaire from (n=207) student athletes. Findings indicated that student athletes consume alcohol due to social and psychological reasons. There were no gender differences in alcohol consumption and student- athletes face numerous and diverse problems associated with alcohol consumption. Educational and intervention programmes need to be put in place by sport psychologists and other help providers to student-athletes who are consuming alcohol. Future studies should focus on alcohol consumption among student-athletes in specific sports, high school athletes and elite athletes.

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