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ERIC Number: EJ830556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
"Risky Business": The College Transition, Loneliness, and Alcohol Consumption
McBroom, Elizabeth M.; Fife, Eric M.; Nelson, C. Leigh
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v20 n2 p45-64 2008
A total of 296 students at a large southeastern university completed a series of measures designed to assess the connection between loneliness and alcohol use in the first college year. Results showed a somewhat surprising negative relationship between loneliness and alcohol consumption: As loneliness decreased, consumption increased. The researchers suggested that this relationship may be due to the social nature of alcohol consumption on college campuses. (Contains 3 tables.)
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A