ERIC Number: EJ1134280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Binge Drinking, Greek-Life Membership, and First-Year Undergraduates: The "Perfect Storm" for Drugging Victimization
Lasky, Nicole V.; Fisher, Bonnie S.; Henriksen, Caitlin B.; Swan, Suzanne C.
Journal of School Violence, v16 n2 p173-188 2017
Drugging victimization is an understudied phenomenon. This study examines the relationship between the campus party culture and drugging victimization. Campus party culture has been shown to influence risk of other types of victimization, and there is reason to believe it may also influence drugging victimization. Using three behavioral indicators of participation in the campus party culture--binge drinking, Greek life membership, and first-year student status--this study estimates the main effect of each indicator, and their interaction, on undergraduates' rates of drugging victimization. Estimating a generalized linear model using a large random sample (N = 6,931) from three universities, results show that each party culture variable and their three-way interaction significantly influenced students' rate of drugging victimization. Sorority members who were first-year students and binge drank at least once in the past month had significantly higher rates of drugging victimization compared to all other groups of students.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Victims, Sororities, Fraternities, Group Membership, Drug Abuse, Correlation, Risk, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students, Social Environment, Online Surveys, Student Attitudes, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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