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Carvalho, Helena M.; Pires, Cristiana Vale; López-Guerrero, Jose; Pinto, Marta – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
This study explores the relevance of the breathalyzer test as a harm reduction tool in outreach interventions implemented in nightlife environments. Specifically, it analyzes (i) gender and age differences on Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC); (ii) the association between BAC levels and expected effects and (iii) the relationship between BAC…
Descriptors: Role, Diagnostic Tests, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Peterson, Jessie M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
Research was conducted to determine if social capital influenced the norms of drinking and alcohol-related behavior amongst college students. A random sample survey was distributed to college students at a medium-sized regional university (N = 2600). A mixed-method design was used to examine the results, including correlation and regression…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Drinking, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Moylett, Sinéad; Regan, Daniel; Walsh, Chloe; MacNeela, Pádraig; Hughes, Brian M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
The aim was to examine the theoretical constructs and psychometric structure of the Protective Behavioural Strategies Scale (PBSS). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (EFA, CFA) were conducted on data from two studies. Only data from registered university students (18-25 years) were included. EFA supported a two-factor solution for the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Psychometrics
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Kruger, Daniel J.; Kruger, Jessica S.; Wagner-Greene, Victoria R.; Wotring, Amy N.; Castor, Thomas S.; Glassman, Tavis J.; Blavos, Alexis – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
This study identifies new areas for risk-reduction strategies and research with regular cannabis users. Participants at a cannabis advocacy event in the Midwestern USA completed a survey including items from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Most participants (70%) reported using cannabis to treat a medical condition, though a…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Access to Health Care, Marijuana, Drug Use
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Boyas, Javier F.; Marsiglia, Flavio F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
The present study describes results of a randomized three-group repeated measures study that examined whether augmenting a culturally-based parent education program (Familias) can strengthen the effects of a youth intervention (kiR) in reducing rates of alcohol consumption among Latinx adolescents. A stratified random sample of 462 Latinx early…
Descriptors: Drinking, Hispanic Americans, Correlation, Parent Education
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Ward, Rose Marie; McMurrary, Matthew; Brinkman, Craig; Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Witmer, Kathryn A.; Bonar, Robert N.; Lewis, Patrick – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
When trying to prevent deaths from alcohol overdose, potentially intoxicated companions of the inebriated person must know when to intervene. The current project examined the relation between intoxication level and the signs of alcohol poisoning. In a local bar district, interviewers asked college students (N = 178; 52% female students) to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Alcohol Abuse, Dining Facilities
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Luneke, Aaron C.; Glassman, Tavis J.; Dake, Joseph A.; Thompson, Amy J.; Blavos, Alexis A.; Aaron J. Diehr, – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2019
This systematic review summarizes the extant literature concerning college students and alcohol mixed with energy drink (AmED) consumption. Inclusion criteria incorporated studies that reported on AmED consumption, along with attitudes and perceptions of energy drink and AmED use among United States college students ages 18-25. The search yielded…
Descriptors: Drinking, Food, College Students, Student Attitudes