ERIC Number: EJ1022068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
The Disparity between Social Drinking Motives and Social Outcomes: A New Perspective on College Student Drinking
Grant, Allison M.; Brown, B. Bradford; Moreno, Megan A.
College Student Journal, v47 n1 p96-101 Mar 2013
Students report drinking for social reasons, yet the social benefits of alcohol use are less understood. Associations between social drinking motives, drinking behaviors, and college friendships were examined via in-person interviews with 72 college freshmen from a large Mid-western University. Consistent with previous research, social drinking motives were significantly associated with drinking behaviors; however, drinking behaviors were not associated with the number of new casual or close friends students made at college. Drinking prevention campaigns might incorporate these findings in an effort to alter college freshmen's social alcohol expectancies.
Descriptors: Drinking, Social Influences, Motivation, Friendship, Interviews, College Freshmen, Peer Influence, Behavior, Adolescent Development, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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