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ERIC Number: EJ1145276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Drinking Behaviors and Perceptions of Peer Counselors Working With Mandated College Students
Logan, Diane E.; Mastroleo, Nadine R.; Wood, Mark D.; Borsari, Brian
Journal of Drug Education, v46 n1-2 p15-31 Mar-Jun 2016
Little is known about the drinking behaviors and perceptions of the peers facilitating campus alcohol interventions. The current study examined these trajectories in peer counselors (N = 12) providing personalized normative feedback interventions to undergraduates mandated to clinical services. Peer counselors completed four monthly self-assessments. In spite of facilitating interventions to reduce drinking and associated harms, peer drinking behaviors and expectancies did not change, although significant between subjects effects suggest various trajectories. Peer counselors did correct overestimates of binge drinking but progressively underestimated abstinence norms. Despite the lack of change in the peer counselor behaviors, the mandated clients significantly reduced their drinking, suggesting it may be more important to "Do as I Say" rather than as the facilitator does.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (NIH); US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2T32AA007459; R01AA017427; V1CDA201218