Title

Addiction and the college athlete: The multiple addictive behaviors (MABQ) questionnaire with college athletes

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure multiple addictive behaviors in college athletes using the Multiple Addictive Behaviors Questionnaire (MABQ). The MABQ was developed to measure patterns of addictive behaviors and to ascertain gender differences as well as to construct an instrument designed to measure multiple addictive behaviors. The authors assessed five addictive behaviors: gambling, substance abuse, disordered eating, addictive exercise and alcohol abuse. Two levels, problematic and diagnostic were measured as well as gender differences for each variable. The data revealed a high percentage of athletes meeting the problematic level with fewer meeting diagnostic criteria for one or more addictive behaviors.

Original Citation

Bacon, VL & Russell, PJ. (2004). Addiction and the college athlete: The multiple addictive behaviors (MABQ) questionnaire with college athletes. The Sport Journal, 7(2), 1-7.