ERIC Number: ED311514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
College Student Perception of Alcohol Use as Related to Interpersonal Communication Interaction.
Aitken, Joan E.
A study examined the self-perceptions of college students regarding the effects of alcohol consumption on their interpersonal communication. Forty-seven subjects--the majority of whom were students majoring in health care studies--completed a 52-item Q-sort on alcohol and communication. Four person-types evolved: the social drinker, the nondrinker, the problem drinker, and the insecure drinker. Issues tapped in the Q-sort included: behavioral and perceptual changes, alcohol abuse, media influence, anxiety reduction, family influences, self-disclosure, and social interaction. (One table of data is included; 55 references and the complete array of Q-sort statements are attached.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Institute for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (Columbia, MO, October 27-28, 1989).