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ERIC Number: EJ882626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Impact of Curriculum Infusion on College Students' Drinking Behaviors
White, Sabina; Park, Yong Sue; Cordero, Elizabeth Diane
Journal of American College Health, v58 n6 p515-522 May-Jun 2010
Objective: A posttest-only experimental design was used to examine the effectiveness of curriculum infusion (CI) in reducing alcohol consumption and associated negative consequences among college students. Methods: Faculty teaching 2 identical courses during the same quarter were recruited; both classes were randomly assigned to either a treatment or control group, and alcohol information was infused into the treatment classes in addition to the regular curriculum. Participants: A diverse group of 343 undergraduate students participated, with 179 students in the treatment classes and 164 in the control classes. Results: No significant difference was found in alcohol consumption between the 2 groups. Students in the treatment classes reported significantly less negative consequences related to drinking than their counterparts. The effectiveness of CI was not related to subject matter and was equally effective with all students. Conclusion: CI was effective in reducing negative drinking consequences in college students despite not affecting drinking behaviors. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California