ERIC Number: ED423734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems on Campus: Methods for Assessing Student Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs. A Guide for Program Coordinators.
DeJong, William; Wechsler, Henry
Under the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, institutions of higher education are required to review the effectiveness of their alcohol and drug prevention programs biannually. This guide offers a method for gathering and interpreting student survey data on alcohol-related problems based on the methodology of the College Alcohol Survey developed by the Harvard University School of Public Health; it can also be used as a complement to the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey developed by the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies at Southern Illinois University. The guide discusses how to conduct a survey, including obtaining approval from respondees, selecting the study sample, administering the survey, and analyzing and interpreting the data. Cost estimates and alternative methods for administering the survey are also discussed. The guide also introduces a new computer software package, "Looking at Binge Drinking at Four-Year Colleges," which allows administrators to compare their school's binge drinking rate with those reported by schools in a national college alcohol study conducted in 1993. Six appendixes include copies of the two survey instruments, the Faculty and Staff Environmental Alcohol and Drug Survey, and guidelines for developing frequency distributions, central tendencies, and chi-square tests. (MDM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use, Mail Surveys, Sample Size, Sampling, School Surveys, Student Surveys
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1060; Tel: 800-676-1730 (Toll Free); Fax: 619-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/hec/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Core Alcohol and Drug Survey