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ERIC Number: EJ1166813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Training First-Year College Students to Intervene in Alcohol-Related Emergencies: Addressing Bystander Beliefs and Perceived Consequences of Intervening
Anthenien, Amber M.; Neighbors, Clayton; Rosa, Juliana
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v61 n3 p17-36 Dec 2017
A bystander program to increase knowledge and self-efficacy for intervening in alcohol-related emergencies, and increase the ratio of perceived benefits to barriers for intervening, was evaluated. Incoming first-year students participated in small group motivational interviewing sessions. Surveys were emailed two weeks before scheduled orientations and post-intervention surveys were administered one week following program delivery. Participants included students who completed either the pre-test (n = 419), the post-test (n = 329) or both (n = 140). Results indicated improved self-efficacy, knowledge and perceived benefits for intervening. Students with the largest increases in self-efficacy and knowledge reported greater increases in perceived benefits. Findings provide support for the use of peer-led motivational interviewing as a format for training students to intervene in alcohol-related emergencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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