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ERIC Number: EJ1157153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Liquid Courage: The Role of Alcohol in Women's Transition to College
Gibson, Sandy; Vassalotti, Lauren
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v61 n2 p62-89 Aug 2017
This study examined the perceived benefits of drinking alcohol among freshmen women as they relate to the college transition. Using a sample of incoming freshman college students we examined the changes in alcohol use three weeks prior to college and again within a month of arriving. We also examined the relationship between perceived benefits of alcohol use and actual alcohol use (measured by AUDIT). Results show that courage accounts for the greatest variance in AUDIT scores for freshmen women during their transition to college, while non-significant were the three week weeks prior to college (p<0.001). Differences in alcohol use may be a function of unique personal courage among women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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