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We examined differences between athletes and non-athletes on sensation seeking and attitudes towards substance use. We found that there was no significant difference between athletes and non-athletes on sensation seeking nor on attitudes about alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana, or ecstasy. However, athletes trended toward more favorable views about alcohol use than non-athletes. Overall, college students higher in sensation seeking had more positive attitudes about substances. Though conclusions are limited by the small sample size, sensation seeking college students may be at increased risk for substance use.
substance use, athletes, sensation seeking
Maiers, Jon, "Sensation Seeking and Attitudes towards Substance Use in Athletes and Non-Athletes" (2018). Zyzzogeton Posters. 9.