Perceptions of the campus environment: College freshmen and alcohol use

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/288774
Title:
Perceptions of the campus environment: College freshmen and alcohol use
Author:
Elias McKinney, Michelle Angela, 1963-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The 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).
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Sociology of.; Health Sciences, Public Health.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.; Education, Higher.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christensen, Donna Hendrickson

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of the campus environment: College freshmen and alcohol useen_US
dc.creatorElias McKinney, Michelle Angela, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorElias McKinney, Michelle Angela, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.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).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Sociology of.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, Donna Hendricksonen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9817340en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38268711en_US
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