ERIC Number: EJ1190782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining Parent and Peer Influences of Alcohol Use: A Comparison of First-Year Community College and Baccalaureate Students
Cleveland, Michael J.; Turrisi, Rob; Reavy, Racheal; Ackerman, Sarah; Buxton, Orfeu M.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v62 n2 p64-89 Aug 2018
A total of 295 first-year students were recruited from multiple campuses of a state-wide university system. Multiple-group path analysis compared parental and peer influences between two student subgroups. First-year students attending 4-year institutions reported higher rates of alcohol use and were more likely to experience alcohol-related consequences than community college students. Baccalaureate students' alcohol use was more strongly related to peer descriptive norms, relative to community college students. Multiple-group analyses within the community college sample indicated different patterns of associations for three demographic characteristics: gender, living arrangements and minority status. Future prevention efforts for first-year community college students need to consider unique risk and protective factors and may focus on targeting parental attitudes and behaviors that discourage underage alcohol use.
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Community Colleges, College Freshmen, Incidence, Gender Differences, College Housing, Risk, Comparative Analysis, Path Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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