ERIC Number: EJ1062865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
A Cocktail of Extracurricular Activities (ECAs): Different ECA Combinations and Their Association with Heavy Drinking in Two College Cohorts
Martinez, Julia A.; Johnson, Douglas N.; Jones, Jane A.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n4 p392-396 May 2015
The activities that students participate in are important to college life and outcomes. With regard to the problem outcome of heavy drinking, some activities pose risks (e.g., fraternity/sorority life) and others are protective (e.g., religious groups), yet students often participate in multiple activities. We estimated the odds of frequent heavy drinking as a function of all 2-, 3-, and 4-activity combinations (out of 10 total activities) in 2 separate college cohorts of 1,005 and 592 students. Findings showed that activities indeed combine to form informative high- and low-risk groups for intervention and advising, adding additional insight into the theory of college involvement.
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, College Students, Fraternities, Sororities, Religion, At Risk Persons, Resilience (Psychology), Probability, Intervention, Private Colleges, Online Surveys, Regression (Statistics), Student Characteristics, Grade Point Average, Age Differences, Racial Differences, Parent Background, Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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