ERIC Number: ED291283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Nursing Students' Alcohol Knowledge and Drinking Behavior over Time.
Engs, Ruth C.; Hanson, David J.
The knowledge of alcohol and drinking behavior of collegiate nursing students was studied in 1982-1983 and 1984-1985. The questionnaire included demographic items, questions regarding the consumption of alcohol, 36 items tapping knowledge of alcohol, and 17 items concerning possible consequences of drinking. The 1982 sample consisted of 291 students at 72 four-year institutions, while the 1984 sample consisted of 170 students at the same institutions 2 years later. There were significant differences over time in responses to only three of the alcohol knowledge items. The findings indicate stability in the drinking patterns and problems of nursing students as well as in their alcohol knowledge. This suggests that greater efforts should be made to improve alcohol education at the collegiate level, especially in the preparation of nurses. Fifteen references are listed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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