A Comparative Analysis of Student Service Member/Veteran and Civilian Student Drinking Motives. Academic Article uri icon


  • The present study examined the nature and correlates of 252 student service members'/military veteran and civilian college students' drinking motivations. Data was collected via electronic survey. Results revealed no differences between military affiliated and civilian students in mean levels of alcohol motivations. However, the links between alcohol motives and problem drinking differed for these two groups of students. Specifically, coping motivations were linked to problem drinking for student service members/veterans but not civilian students.

published proceedings

  • J Stud Aff Res Pract

author list (cited authors)

  • Whiteman, S. D., & Barry, A. E.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Whiteman, Shawn D||Barry, Adam E

publication date

  • July 2011