Experiencing Shame: Collegiate Alcohol Abuse, Religiosity, and Spirituality

Elizabeth A. Prosek, Amanda L. Giordano, Jessica M. Holm, Cynthia M. Bevly, Kristy M. Sender, Zachary B. Ramsey, Meagan R. Abernathy

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Previous researchers have established the relationship between substance abuse and shame and religiosity/spirituality and shame. This study investigated the associations among shame, religiosity, spirituality, and drinking behavior in a college student sample (N = 310). Participants classified as hazardous drinkers reported higher levels of shame associated with drinking behavior. Elements of religiosity and spirituality significantly explained state shame among hazardous drinkers. Implications for college counselors are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-138
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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