ERIC Number: EJ910184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Parents' Divorce Is More Strongly Related to the Self-Perceived Promiscuity and Drinking Behavior of Male than of Female College Students
Stringfellow, Erica L.; McAndrew, Francis T.
Journal of College Student Development, v51 n5 p599-600 Sep-Oct 2010
A study of 357 students (112 males, 245 females) responding to an online survey at a Midwestern liberal arts college revealed that males and children from divorced families perceived themselves as more promiscuous and drank more than did students from intact families. However, a significant interaction between the gender of the students and the parents' marital status revealed that this effect was due almost entirely to the responses of the males from divorced families being so much higher than any of the other groups. There were no significant differences in the frequency of reported actual sexual activity. The results are discussed in light of the importance of identifying the factors that place college students at risk for reckless drinking and sexual behavior.
Descriptors: Divorce, College Students, Marital Status, At Risk Students, Drinking, Sexuality, Liberal Arts, Gender Differences, Internet, Surveys, Risk, Health Behavior, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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