2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Attitudes and Behaviors of College Students Regarding Caffeinated-Alcoholic Beverages
Jefferson W. Hartig
Dr. Alicia Wodika, Faculty Mentor

Caffeine consumption has spiked in recent years. When coupled with alcohol, caffeinated beverages may pose a health risk when consumed together. The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of college students concerning the consumption of caffeinated beverages, specifically, addressing caffeinated-alcoholic drinks. Using a survey methodology, survey questions were developed and piloted in Fall 2014 to ascertain the consumption patterns and attitudes regarding the combination of energy drinks and alcohol. The survey format contained multiple choice style questions along with semantic differential scales. Using convenience sampling, college students of varying majors completed the survey in Spring 2015. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to discern the difference between male and female drinking patterns. The results of this study aim to highlight how frequently caffeinated-alcoholic beverages are consumed, and ultimately, shed light on student caffeine consumption patterns at the University.

Keywords: Caffeine, Caffeinated-alcoholic drinks, Energy drinks, Alcohol

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 7-4
Location: GEO-SUB
Time: 3:30

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