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ERIC Number: EJ1092834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
A Closer Look at Party Hosting Behaviors within Off-Campus College Settings
Jakeman, Rick C.; McClure, Tracae M.; Silver, Blake R.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v59 n3 p7-24 Dec 2015
Colleges and universities have taken a variety of approaches to combat alcohol and other drug misuse among students. This descriptive quantitative study aims to investigate the behaviors of students who host off-campus parties and how these behaviors shape party environments. Undergraduate students (N = 2,146) completed an online survey to capture the perceptions of off-campus party participants about party events and student behaviors. Results indicate that White students, male students and students 21 and older were more likely to host off-campus parties than students of color, female students and students under 21. Party hosts (N = 501) took few precautionary measures to ensure a safer party environment and were unlikely to intervene to protect guests, including intervening with intoxicated guests or taking responsibility to prevent drunk driving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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