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ERIC Number: ED252785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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An Examination of Alcohol Consumption by Central Michigan University Undergraduate Students.
Rapaport, Ross J.; And Others
Drinking alcohol on college campuses has received considerable attention and concern nationally. To examine the drinking patterns of current undergraduate students at Central Michigan University (CMU), data were collected from 927 students, 117 residence hall directors and resident assistants, and a random sample of 92 faculty members. In addition to collecting demographic data, a 138-item questionnaire asked subjects to respond to items that solicited information about drinking patterns and consequences for students, family, and friends; perceived sources of help for alcohol-related problems; alcohol-related topics they would like to learn more about; and perceived image of CMU. Results indicated that most CMU students consume alcohol and that alcohol consumption results in problem behavior for many. There was variable support for increased expenditures by CMU for alcohol education and prevention. Most respondents felt that alcohol problems resulted in a negative image of CMU by area residents. (Tables of study methods and results, and educational prevention and referral activities at CMU are included. The appendices include a summary of previous alcohol usage at CMU, Department of Public Safety activity involving alcohol on the CMU campus, CMU involvement in treatment and prevention activities through the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, counseling services, and disciplinary procedures involving CMU students. Questionnaires, cover letters, and a faculty reminder letter used in this study are also included.) (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central Michigan University