Presentation Title

The Associations Between Depression, Alcohol Use, And Academic Performance with Self-Continuity

Advisor Information

Jonathan Santo

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 4:00 PM

Abstract

Rationale: Self-continuity reflects the ways in which people reconcile the physical and psychological changes they undergo into a cohesive self-concept. The strategies used by adolescents to explain the stability of perceptions of self-continuity over time have been associated with indicators of mental health (Chandler et al., 2003). Previous studies show that depression is positively associated with self-discontinuity, alcohol use and poor academic performance. In the proposed replication, we hypothesize that self-discontinuity will be positively associated with depression, alcohol use and poor academic performance. Methods: Data were collected from 309 emerging adults (mean age=21.88 years, 75% female) recruited through SONA (an online source to collect data among psychology students). Measures included the Beck Depression Inventory, the AUDIT alcohol measure, a measure of selfcontinuity and discontinuity (Santo et. al, 2013) along with self-reported GPA. Results: As expected, alcohol consumption and depression symptoms were positively associated (r=.32, p

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The Associations Between Depression, Alcohol Use, And Academic Performance with Self-Continuity

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Rationale: Self-continuity reflects the ways in which people reconcile the physical and psychological changes they undergo into a cohesive self-concept. The strategies used by adolescents to explain the stability of perceptions of self-continuity over time have been associated with indicators of mental health (Chandler et al., 2003). Previous studies show that depression is positively associated with self-discontinuity, alcohol use and poor academic performance. In the proposed replication, we hypothesize that self-discontinuity will be positively associated with depression, alcohol use and poor academic performance. Methods: Data were collected from 309 emerging adults (mean age=21.88 years, 75% female) recruited through SONA (an online source to collect data among psychology students). Measures included the Beck Depression Inventory, the AUDIT alcohol measure, a measure of selfcontinuity and discontinuity (Santo et. al, 2013) along with self-reported GPA. Results: As expected, alcohol consumption and depression symptoms were positively associated (r=.32, p