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ERIC Number: EJ825188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Collegiates' Intention and Confidence to Intervene into Others' Drinking
Boekeloo, Bradley; Griffin, Melinda
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n1 p91-100 Jan-Feb 2009
Objectives: To examine variable frequencies and relationships between students' intentions and confidence with their intervention. Methods: Incoming freshmen (509 of 1155 students responded) completed a survey 2 months into college. Results: Most (75.2%) students intervened into others' drinking, usually as a caretaker. Students reported more intention to intervene with others with whom they had more affiliation, and confidence with less intrusive intervention. Intention to intervene (b = 0.36, SE = 0.10, P less than 0.001) and intervention confidence (b = 0.27, SE = 0.06, P less than 0.001) correlated with intervention. Conclusions: With education to enhance their intention and confidence to intervene, first-year college students might be encouraged to intervene into others' social drinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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