ERIC Number: ED332120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
A Study To Determine the Drinking Patterns and Related Behaviors of SEEK Program Students. Societal Factors.
Woods, Nathaniel A.; Cooper, Phyllis
This study was aimed at determining the need for development of an alcohol education program for Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) students at New York City Technical College. College students (N=105) were surveyed to assess preferences for beer, wine or liquor; frequency of consumption; reasons for drinking; and the consequences of alcohol abuse. Also included was the initial use. Eighty percent of the SEEK students were found to use alcohol in varying amounts on social occasions. Beer was the preferred drink for males and wine and liquor were the preferred drinks for females. Beer was also the preferred alcoholic beverage for more than half the users in this sample. As related to alcohol abuse, 38% of the respondents reported sickness as a consequence, 10% missed classes, and 7% reported having conflict with friends of the opposite sex. The majority (76%) of the respondents gave sociability as the main reason for drinking alcohol. The next highest reasons given were enjoyment of taste and to combat shyness. Most of the respondents reported they started using alcohol before entering college. Overall, the data indicated significant differences between males and females in the choices of alcoholic beverages, frequency of use, and quantities consumed. It was concluded that some form of programming in the responsible use of alcohol is currently needed for students in SEEK while attending the college. (Author/LLL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral practicum, Nova University.