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ERIC Number: EJ878336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Impact of the "Peers as Family" Dormitory Wing-Based Intervention on College Student Alcohol Use and Its Secondhand Effects
Boekeloo, Bradley O.; Novik, Melinda G.; Bush, Elizabeth N.; O'Grady, Kevin E.
Journal of Drug Education, v39 n4 p339-359 Jan 2009
An intervention to reduce college alcohol use and secondhand effects was tested. Freshmen dormitory wings at a large Mid-Atlantic public university were assigned to single-gender (SG) or mixed-gender (MG) Information-Motivation-Behavior (IMB) workshops implemented during the first weeks of school, or a control condition. Students were surveyed before school began and at 2- and 6-month follow-up. Analyses indicated that, among males, the adjusted mean weekly alcohol use was lower in the SG than the control condition (1.89 vs. 2.72, p = 0.041). Among females, the adjusted mean weekly alcohol use was lower in the MG than the SG (1.60 vs. 2.44, p = 0.021) and control condition (1.60 vs. 2.27, p = 0.056). Further research should identify underlying mechanisms for effective alcohol behavior change among male and female wing-mates. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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