Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review

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The current study hypothesized that there was a positive correlation between consuming alcohol and aggressive behavior among college students. A correlational research method was used to show relations between the factors influencing alcohol consumption and aggression. A survey was given to 74 undergraduate West Virginia University students. The survey was designed to measure verbal and physical aggression while sober and intoxicated, as reported by participants. A positive correlation was found between alcohol consumption and aggression among the sample. A significant main effect was found in the frequency of alcohol consumption and physical and verbal aggression.