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ERIC Number: ED219680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-26
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Alcohol and Aggressive Behaviors: Generational and Organizational Differences in a Campus Community.
Poteat, Barbara W.-S.; Mottern, Jacqueline A.
Many colleges have initiated studies in conjunction with the development of campus alcohol programs, but few go beyond the student body to describe alcohol use by all the individuals on a college campus. All fulltime students, faculty and staff of a small campus community were surveyed to compare generational (students vs. staff) and organizational differences. The two variables clearly divided the subjects in terms of use and behavior. Results showed high consumption and more anti-social behavior among students, and more responsible alcohol use among staff and faculty. Fraternity and sorority members reported higher usage of alcohol and more anti-social behavior than other students. Athletes reported more beer drinking and more driving while drinking. Students active in performing arts were less likely to be high consumers of beer and less likely to drive while drinking. The findings suggest that social variables such as membership expectations and performance requirements may account for the reported differences in alcohol use. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).