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SCHMIDT, Vanina et al. Engagement to sports and its relationship with alcohol consumption in adolescents and young adults. CPD [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.3, pp.24-36.  Epub June 22, 2020. ISSN 1989-5879.

Alcohol consumption represents one of the most serious public health problems worldwide. Although sport is indicated as an effective global strategy to cushion the impact of this problem, studies have concluded that it is not sport per se, but motivational aspects associated with it, that could have protective effects. The engagement with sport has not been investigated as a possible protective factor for alcohol consumption. Aim: To investigate the relationship between engagement with sports and alcohol consumption. Method. Participants: 362 young people (15 to 29 years old) athletes from Argentina. Instruments: Socio-demographic questionnaire, Sports Engagement Questionnaire (AEQ), Alcohol use Disorders Identification Test (AuDIT-C). Processing: Analysis of variance and logistic regression were performed with the SPSS package v.21. Results: athletes consume as much as non-athletes but those who have more energy invested in their sport, have current and excessive consumption less frequently. The practical implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords : Engagement; Sport; Alcohol; Protective factors.

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