Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Bill Buhrow

Second Advisor

Dr. Glena Andrews

Third Advisor

Dr. Marie-Christine Goodworth


Drinking behavior is common among students at colleges and universities, and binge drinking is particularly problematic due to its association with a variety of unwanted, negative experiences including anxiety (Thomas, Randall, Book, & Randall, 2008), unwanted intimate encounters (Lefkowitz, Waterman, Morgan, & Maggs, 2016) and intimate partner violence (IPV) (Rizo, 2015). The present study sought to determine if there were significant differences in college student drinking based on their experience of IPV, anxiety and its treatment. Archival data from the National College Health Assessment was used in this study. A randomly selected sample of 800 college students was analyzed. Results failed to find significant differences in binge drinking based on experience of IPV or anxiety diagnosis and treatment.