ERIC Number: ED361636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
A Study of Undergraduate College Students' Alcohol Consumption Related to High-Risk Sexual Activity.
Undergraduate college students in the United States have, for generations, indulged in drinking alcohol and engaging in sexual activity as part of their "coming-of-age" socialization process. This study was conducted to examine the relationship in college students' lives between alcohol consumption and engaging in high-risk sexual activity. It also explored what college students' attitudes and behaviors are regarding the practice of safer sex to protect themselves from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and from other sexually transmitted diseases. Finally, the study examined the education undergraduates currently receive regarding alcohol consumption, sexual activity, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Surveys were completed by 100 undergraduate students. The findings revealed that both male and female students reported high incidences of alcohol consumption and sexual activity. Students reported that they began drinking alcohol and began sexual activity at an early age. The majority reported that they were more likely to become sexually involved if they had consumed alcohol. Nearly one-half of the students reported not using protection during sexual activity after drinking alcohol. Although students were knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, they reported not taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves. The study instrument is appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, William Paterson College.