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ERIC Number: EJ725699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-1
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Binge Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems among Community College Students: Implications for Prevention Policy
Sheffield, Felicia D.; Darkes, Jack; Del Boca, Frances K.; Goldman, Mark S.
Journal of American College Health, v54 n3 p137 Nov 2005
Binge drinking and alcohol-related problems among students at traditional 4-year universities have been well documented. However, little is known about the frequency of their such behaviors and its consequences among community college students, who comprise roughly 44% of all undergraduate students in the United States. The present study examined binge drinking and alcohol-related problems in 762 (61% female) ethnically diverse (65% Caucasian, 20% Hispanic, 9% African American) community college students (mean age = 26.23, SD = 7.81). Based on gender-specific criteria, 25% engaged in binge drinking. As compared to nonbingers and current abstainers, bingers had higher rates of drinking-related problems. The implications of these findings for research and for prevention/intervention programs are discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States