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ERIC Number: ED546018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 222
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-7589-0
The Motivations and Experiences of Underage Female Students Who Choose to Abstain from Drinking in College
Gravelle, Deborah
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California Lutheran University
For decades, research has been conducted regarding alcohol consumption and behaviors, binge drinking, alcohol prevention, and education programs; however, there is limited research investigating a student's decision not to drink. In particular, there is minimal research on the experiences of underage female college students who have chosen to abstain from drinking. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore what role cognitive, moral, and social decision making play in underage college females' decisions to abstain from drinking in college, in an environment where underage drinking is prevalent. Through the stories of young female students, this study sought to explore from the participants' perspective, the historical and social conditions that contributed to their choice to abstain from drinking. Findings from this study will help identify components to include in future educational models, and assist college administrators in finding ways to encourage female students to make educated and healthy choices in college. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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