ERIC Number: EJ1216879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Social Capital on the Culture of College Drinking
Peterson, Jessie M.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v63 n1 p50-69 Apr 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 analysis and content analysis. Social capital was operationalized in three forms. An inverse association indicates students who report heavy/binge drinking are less influenced by factors of social capital, whereas students who report light drinking are influenced by factors of social capital. Continued mixed-methods research at multiple universities is recommended.
Descriptors: Social Capital, Drinking, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Content Analysis, Alcohol Abuse, Correlation, Undergraduate Students, School Culture, Health Behavior, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Student Surveys, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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