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ERIC Number: EJ770102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Binge Drinking during the First Semester of College: Continuation and Desistance from High School Patterns
Reifman, Alan; Watson, Wendy K.
Journal of American College Health, v52 n2 p73-81 Sep-Oct 2003
Students' first semester on campus may set the stage for their alcohol use/misuse throughout college. The authors surveyed 274 randomly sampled first-semester freshmen at a large southwestern university on their past 2 weeks' binge drinking, their high school binge drinking, and psychosocial factors possibly associated with drinking. They conducted separate analyses among high school nonbinge drinkers (testing for predictors of college binge onset vs continued nonbinge drinking) and high school binge drinkers (testing for predictors of continued binge drinking in college vs desistance from drinking). In both analyses, the variables that predicted college binge drinking largely revolved around gregarious socializing (eg, partying, having a social network of individuals who drank relatively heavily). Gender was predictive only among high school nonbinge drinkers: women had a higher probability than did men of adopting binge drinking in college. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas