College Factors That Influence Drinking

From Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Supplement #14

About the Course:

A literature review of articles primarily published within the last decade, along with some earlier “landmark” studies of collegiate drinking in the United States, was conducted to determine institutional factors that influence the consumption of alcohol. In addition, a demonstration analysis of Core Alcohol and Drug Survey research findings was conducted to further elucidate the issues. Course materials are found on pages 82-90 using Adobe toolbar page finder.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

March 2002

Authors

Cheryl A. Presley, Ph.D.; Phil W. Meilman, Ph.D.; Jami S. Leichliter, Ph.D.

About the Authors:

Cheryl A. Presley is with the Student Health Programs at Southern Illinois University.

Philip W. Meilman is with Counseling and Psychological Services at
Cornell University.

Jami S. Leichliter is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 college factors that influence drinking. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the status of research into the effect of campus culture on the use and abuse of alcohol.

  2. Discuss how organizational property variables of campuses affect drinking, including affiliations, presence of a Greek system, athletics, and two- or four-year designation.

  3. Describe the effect on drinking behavior of campus physical and behavioral property variables as well as campus community property variables.

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