ERIC Number: ED212179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
The Campus Alcohol Education Service--An Analysis of First Year Evaluation Activities: Assessment Process and Impact.
McCarty, Dennis; And Others
Results of an evaluation of the first year of operation of the Campus Alcohol Education Service at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, are examined. The Student Alcohol Survey, which is primarily a program planning instrument and secondarily a source of information on program effects, was completed by 465 undergraduates. Responses were examined to identify current alcohol use and attitudes, and to test program assumptions about the relationships between alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. Additionally, a site-specific impact evaluation was the major source of data on program operation and program effectiveness. UNC focused on workshops conducted by peer educators and on the effects of these workshops on resident hall communities. Student Alcohol Survey responses are analyzed in relation to: alcohol use, alcohol problems, drinking situations, alcohol-related attitudes and beliefs, perceived social influences to drink, knowledge about alcohol, awareness of program efforts and interest in alcohol education, and demographic characteristics of respondents. Eleven workshops were developed by students enrolled in a class on the prevention of alcohol abuse, and the workshops were presented 37 times between March 20, 1979, and April 18, 1979. A total of 416 students participated, and heavier drinkers (five or more beers at a party) were well represented among the participants (40 percent). Women tended to have more positive evaluations of the workshops than men, and in general, the evaluation of the presentations and the presenters was moderately positive. (SW)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, College Students, Dormitories, Drinking, Fraternities, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Peer Influence, Peer Teaching, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Resident Assistants, Social Life, Sororities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Problems, Workshops
Campus Alcohol Education Service, 304 Steele Building 050A, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill