Perceptions of the campus environment: College freshmen and alcohol use
KeywordsEducation, Sociology of.
Health Sciences, Public Health.
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
AdvisorChristensen, Donna Hendrickson
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe current study investigated drinking rates, perceptions of campus drinking norms, perceptions of campus environment, pro-alcohol attitudes, personal drinking behaviors, and alcohol related negative consequences of first time, traditionally-aged freshmen. Changes in drinking rates, perceptions, attitudes, and consequences were studied at three time periods during the first college semester. Fifty-three students completed the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey during the three data collection phases of this study. A large proportion of non-drinkers (40.4 percent) and women (71.7 percent) participated in the study. No statistically significant changes were detected for change in personal drinking rates, attitude towards alcohol, or alcohol-related negative consequences. Statistically significant differences between times occurred for only three consequence items: been criticized by someone I know (p = 0.140), performed poorly on a test or important project (p =.0047), and got nauseated or vomited (p =.0039). Gender differences were not found related to drinking rates, and number or type of consequences experienced with one exception. The got nauseated or vomited item was statistically significant (p = 0.0251).
Degree ProgramGraduate College
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