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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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Wrye, Bethany A. E.; Pruitt, Courtney L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the way in which college students perceive binge drinking on college campuses in order to better understand the impetus behind this undesirable behavior. A survey administered on-line prompted undergraduate students to identify whether or not they perceived binge drinking to be a problem on college…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Jakeman, Rick C.; McClure, Tracae M.; Silver, Blake R. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
Colleges and universities have taken a variety of approaches to combat alcohol and other drug misuse among students. This descriptive quantitative study aims to investigate the behaviors of students who host off-campus parties and how these behaviors shape party environments. Undergraduate students (N = 2,146) completed an online survey to capture…
Descriptors: College Students, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
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Champion, Denisha A.; Lewis, Todd F.; Myers, Jane E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
The U.S. Surgeon General described college alcohol abuse as the most significant public health concern on university campuses (DHHS, 2007). Social norms have been identified as a strong predictor of college drinking and yet programs based on norms have had limited effectiveness in changing drinking behavior. Other theoretical explanations, such as…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Social Influences
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Jakeman, Rick C.; Silver, Blake R.; Molasso, William – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2014
The need to understand the settings in which students drink represents an ongoing challenge for universities. Undergraduate students (N = 2,146) completed an online multicampus survey to capture the perceptions of off-campus party guests regarding common party behaviors and events. Results indicate that students frequently attend off-campus…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Drinking, Undergraduate Students, School Policy
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Messler, Erick C.; Quevillon, Randal P.; Simons, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2014
The relationship between perceived parental approval of drinking and alcohol use and problems was explored with undergraduate students in a small midwestern university. Participants completed a survey measuring demographic information, perceived approval of drinking, and alcohol use and problems. Results indicated perceived parental approval of…
Descriptors: Drinking, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence, Undergraduate Students
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Underhill, Brynne; Langdon, Su – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Use of prescription stimulants after college has not been well researched. In an online survey, current upperclassmen undergraduates (N = 96) and recent alumni (N = 337) reported licit and illicit use of prescription stimulants, perceptions of peer use, self-diagnosis of attention disorder, and plans for continued use. Post-graduate rate of use…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Drug Abuse, College Environment
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Bass, Ellen J.; Bruce, Susan E.; Lee, Douglas W. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
To combat hazardous drinking during 21st birthdays, a health-focused birthday card was mailed to 2,380 college students who later completed an online instrument to assess the campaign's impact. Students reported drinking more during their 21st birthday celebrations than on a typical weekend night. Men consumed more drinks, reached higher estimated…
Descriptors: Drinking, Intervention, Birth, Health Behavior
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Wahesh, Edward; Milroy, Jeffrey J.; Lewis, Todd F.; Orsini, Muhsin M.; Wyrick, David L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
College student-athletes and first-year students are two undergraduate populations at risk for heavy-episodic drinking and alcohol-related negative consequences. In this study, 63 (56% female, 62% Caucasian) first-year student-athletes completed a preliminary questionnaire assessing demographic characteristics, athlete-specific drinking motives,…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Alcohol Abuse, College Athletics, Athletes
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Foster, Holly A.; Bass, Ellen J.; Bruce, Susan E. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
High-risk drinking remains an issue on college campuses. Limited research focuses on drinking associated with single events where students are encouraged to drink a predetermined amount of alcohol. Fourth-year undergraduate students (N=1,205) completed a survey about motivation, behaviors and perceptions surrounding participation in a practice…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Campuses, Drinking, Risk
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Gieck, D. Joseph; Slagle, David M. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
A university-affiliated safe ride program was evaluated to determine whether these programs can reduce drunk-driving related costs. Data was collected from 187 safe ride passengers during three nights of operation. Among the passengers, 93% were enrolled at a local University, 31% were younger than 21, and 40% reported a prior alcohol-related…
Descriptors: Evidence, Drinking, Costs, Universities