Predictors of hazardous drinking and internet gaming severity among a military sample

Elizabeth A. Prosek, Amanda L. Giordano, Elizabeth E. Burgin, Nancy Valverde, W. Bryce Hagedorn

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Researchers have placed a necessary focus on the mental health and substance use needs of U.S. military populations. In the present study, we examined a sequential regression model in which psychological, emotional, and spiritual factors predicted hazardous drinking and internet gaming severity in a national sample of 207 with military identities. Results indicated that posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, shame, and negative religious coping predicted hazardous alcohol use. Additionally, religious and spiritual struggles predicted higher internet gaming severity. Future research is needed to better contextualize combat era demographics and mental health risk and protective factors associated with alcohol use and internet gaming among military populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-93
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Addictions and Offender Counseling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Law


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