ERIC Number: EJ1084817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Blackouts to Lifelong Memories: Digital Storytelling and the College Alcohol Habitus
Burnett, Audrey J.; Walter, Katherine Ott; Baller, Stephanie L.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v25 n1 p49-56 2016
Digital stories (N = 71) were created in partial fulfillment of undergraduate coursework at a large mid-Atlantic university. Based on the alcohol habitus, two major themes emerged: the content present (e.g., dissonance between visual and narrative representations) and the content conspicuously absent from the stories (e.g., first-person perspectives, monetary considerations). College students create meaning surrounding excessive drinking behavior in order to frame it in a positive light. Even negative aspects of excessive drinking are often reframed for humor and entertainment. Understanding students' interpretation of the alcohol habitus is essential in creating more effective educational programming and a more realistic discourse among university educators.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Humor, Drinking, Teaching Methods, Alcohol Education, Health Behavior, Undergraduate Students, Risk, Social Environment, Social Behavior, Video Technology, Self Concept, Research Papers (Students), Student Attitudes, Photography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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