ERIC Number: ED394368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Too Little Too Late: A Case for College/K-12 Collaboration in Alcohol Abuse Prevention.
Robinson, Leonald D.; Brantley, Paul S.
This study examined alcohol usage among elementary and secondary schools students and college students, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education's Core Alcohol and Drug Use Survey (CADUS). The survey polled 1,452 students at a two-year Midwestern college in 1992, 501 students at a four-year Midwestern college in 1992, and 53,644 students nationally between 1989 and 1991. The study found that among all three sets of student responses, about 70 percent of male and female undergraduates reported first using alcohol before age 18, and approximately 40 percent of each gender reported using alcohol before age 16, with about 20 percent reporting alcohol use before age 14. The study concludes that colleges and universities need to coordinate their alcohol abuse prevention programs with elementary and secondary schools for the programs to become effective in preventing alcohol use and abuse among pre-collegiate students. (Contains 27 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Core Alcohol and Drug Survey