ERIC Number: EJ592398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Misperceptions of the Norms for the Frequency of Alcohol and Other Drug Use on College Campuses.
Perkins, H. Wesley; Meilman, Philip W.; Leichliter, Jami S.; Cashin, Jeffrey R.; Presley, Cheryl A.
Journal of American College Health, v47 n6 p253-58 May 1999
Surveys of students representing diverse college campuses investigated differences between self-reported alcohol and drug-use frequency and perceptions of the frequency of use in relation to average students. Respondents typically misperceived peer norms, substantially overestimating how often students used substances, both on campuses where abstinence or infrequent use were the median and where the median revealed more frequent use. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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