ERIC Number: ED094592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Residence Hall Student Satisfaction with Interim Alcohol Policy. Office for Student Affairs Research Bulletin; v15 n4 Jul74.
Seabourg, Deborah; And Others
At the beginning of the 1973-74 academic year alcohol usage was officially permitted for the first time in residence halls at the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota. To determine residents' perceptions of the effects of the change in drinking policy, interviews were conducted with 49 current dormitory residents, who had also lived in a U of M resident hall during the year prior to the new policy. Interviewees were randomly selected from each residence hall in numbers proportionate to the total number of residents in each hall. Key findings of the survey include: 84 percent of those interviewed expressed general satisfaction with the new policy, and 82 percent felt that it respected the rights of both drinkers and nondrinkers. Fifty-three percent of the interviewees felt that the change in official policy had not altered the amount of drinking that had occurred before drinking was officially permitted. No respondents felt that the policy change had adversely affected their grades, and 92 percent reported no effect on their management of study time. Seventy-four percent felt that the policy had not significantly changed the social atmosphere in the residence halls, although 52 percent reported that the number of floor-lounge parties had increased from the previous years. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office for Student Affairs.