ERIC Number: ED478839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Path Model of the Processes Influencing Drinking-Related Problems among College Students.
Fenzel, L. Mickey; Patel, Shreya
This study tested a causal model of the prediction of the rate of occurrence of social and academic problems that results from college students' drinking. The model posited two pathways, one examining self-worth perceptions and symptoms of depression as mediators and one examining binge-drinking frequency as a mediator. Predictors included: hassles associated with college life, having an active spiritual life, receiving support form peers, and having a warm and accepting relationship with parents. Structural equation modeling analyses show a good fit of the data, collected from 686 undergraduate students at a religious-affiliated university, to the model. Findings are discusses with respect to prevention and intervention approaches that might address the mediating and predictor factors investigated. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).