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ERIC Number: EJ781753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Alcohol-Related Fan Behavior on College Football Game Day
Glassman, Tavis; Werch, Chudley E.; Jobli, Edessa; Bian, Hui
Journal of American College Health, v56 n3 p255-260 Nov 2007
High-risk drinking on game day represents a unique public health challenge. Objective: The authors examined the drinking behavior of college football fans and assessed the support for related interventions. Participants: The authors randomly selected 762 football fans, including college students, alumni, and other college football fans, to complete an anonymous online game-day survey. Methods: The authors collected data on participants' drinking behaviors and support for specific game-day interventions. Results: Analysis revealed that, overall, fans drank significantly more on game day than they did the last time they partied or socialized. Nondrinkers were the most supportive of game-day interventions, followed by moderate drinkers, whereas heavy drinkers offered the least support. Conclusions: With the exception of limiting tailgating hours on game day, fans support game-day interventions, including alcohol-free alternatives, designating tailgating areas where open containers are permitted, and increasing law enforcement efforts. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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