The relationship between alcohol use and peer pressure among college athlete and non-athlete students
Rowena Nery Monte, Aivi Reyes Buan
The primary focus of this study is to investigate the connection between peer relationships and alcohol use among Filipino college athlete and non-athlete students. This paper had examined the contribution of peer pressure to the initiation of alcohol use and the implications of alcohol consumption to Filipino athletes and non-athlete students. To give deeper understanding and justification on the main issue, the descriptive research method was utilized in this study using literature review. The study also identified that college students either athletes or non-athlete often struggle when dealing with the pressure to drink alcohol. Responding to peer pressure is part of human nature but some people are more likely to be in harm or in danger because of it. It consistently linked to alcohol use in college students. Higher peer pressure susceptibility is found to be the main factor why most college athletes and non-athlete students face emotional, physical and mental issues. The research also discussed other studies to re-examine the relationship between participation in sport and binge drinking and how this varies by age and gender. To do so, this study have discussed and analyzed the influences among athletes and non-athletes and implied possible explanations for the relationship between alcohol drinking and peer pressure in organized sport.