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It is known that participating in sports can provide many benefits to the participant whether it is learning how to work with others or how to persevere against struggles. However, there is research that also states that participating in athletics may have negative consequences as well. One of these studies is “Alcohol Use, Sexual Activity, and Perceived Risk in High School Athletes and Non – Athletes” by Reagan Wetherill and Kim Fromme. Their article was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in 2007. The study examined whether there is a relationship between risky behavior, such as alcohol use, and athletic participation among high school students. Perceived risk was also studied to see if it is a mediator between the variables of dangerous behavior and sports participation. This non-experimental study used 2,138 completed surveys from recently graduated high school students who would be attending college (Wetherill & Fromme, 2007). After analyzing the data with techniques such as generalized linear modeling, the results showed that student athletes do report having gr…
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