Journal article

Relationships Between Sport Participation, Problem Alcohol Use, and Violence: A Longitudinal Study of Young Adults in Australia

Kirsty E Scholes-Balog, Sheryl A Hemphill, Peter J Kremer, John W Toumbourou

JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting a link between sport participation and violent behavior outside of the sporting context. However, there have been few studies that have investigated the basis of this relationship. The current study examined longitudinal relationships between sport participation, problem alcohol use, and various violent behaviors, and whether sport participation moderates relationships between problem alcohol use and violence. The sample comprised 2,262 young adults (55% female, age range at Time 1 = 17-24 years) from Victoria, Australia, surveyed in 2010 and 2012. When controlling for common risk factors, substance use, and past violence, sport participation wa..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Grant support for the original International Youth Development Study data collection was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01-DA012140-05) and for the young adult follow-up by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Projects 594793 and 1047902), and the Australian Research Council (Discovery Project, DP109574).