Understanding Individual Variation in College Drinking: Student Factors: From Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Supplement #14

About the Course:

Research on individual differences in drinking rates and associated problems among college students is reviewed. Studies are included if completed within U.S. college and university samples and found in published scientific literature as identified by several searches of national databases. Course materials are found on pages 40-53 using Adobe toolbar page finder.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

March 2002


John S. Baer, Ph.D.

About the Author:

John Baer is with the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about individual variations in college drinking. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain current and past research into individual factors in college drinking and the methodological considerations of the studies reviewed.

  2. Describe the relationship to student drinking of family history and parents’ behavior as well as student personality traits.

  3. Discuss the effect of drinking motives, alcohol expectancies, perceived norms, and social affiliation on student drinking behavior.

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Course Number: 101625
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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