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ERIC Number: EJ765330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Do Drinking Practices at University Differ among Students Coming from Urban and Rural Centers? A Preliminary Examination of Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs
Fletcher, Paula C.; Skinner, Kate
College Student Journal, v40 n2 p332-342 Jun 2006
This exploratory study examined the influence of residential background and gender on university student drinking patterns. A questionnaire was distributed to 255 kinesiology and physical education students. Rural students (n=104) were more likely than urban students (n=151) to drink at outdoor parties or in vehicles during their first experience with alcohol. No significant differences were found between residential background and drinking motives, knowledge, or negative consequences concerning alcohol. Males, however, experienced significantly more negative ramifications, such as driving while under the influence, damaging property, breaking the law, injuring another party, and getting into a physical or verbal confrontation. This study supports the gender differences concerning the negative consequences of alcohol consumption, and adds to the information concerning rural-urban differences and alcohol use. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada