Effect of Clarifying Students' Misperceptions Associated with Alcohol Consumption at a Connecticut Public University

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Pub. Date: 2001-08-01
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Table of Contents

Framework of the Studyp. 21
Introductionp. 21
Statement of the Problemp. 22
Background of the Studyp. 23
Alcohol Consumption in Higher Educationp. 23
Misperceptions Associated Alcohol Consumptionp. 25
Pluralistic Ignorancep. 25
The Purposes of the Studyp. 26
Research Questionsp. 27
Methods and Proceduresp. 27
Quantitative Componentp. 27
Purposep. 27
Sample Selectionp. 28
Data Collectionp. 28
Data Analysisp. 29
Limitations of the Studyp. 29
Qualitative Componentp. 30
Purposep. 30
Participant Selectionp. 31
Data Collectionp. 31
Data Analysisp. 32
Limitations of the Studyp. 33
Organization of the Dissertationp. 36
Review of the Literature
Alcohol Abuse in Higher Educationp. 39
Alcohol Abuse Prevention in Higher Educationp. 59
Misperceptions Associated With Alcohol Consumptionp. 62
Pluralistic Ignorancep. 75
Social Changep. 87
Summaryp. 96
Research Methodology
Introductionp. 98
Selection of School Sitep. 98
Quantitative Componentp. 100
Purposep. 100
Hypothesesp. 100
Sample Selectionp. 101
The Instrumentp. 101
Content Validityp. 103
Construct Validity and Reliabilityp. 104
Data Collectionp. 106
Data Analysisp. 107
Demographicsp. 107
Quantityp. 107
Frequencyp. 109
Mean Drinks Per Weekp. 110
Quantity-Frequency Indexp. 110
Misperceptions Associated With Consumptionp. 111
Misperceptions Associated With Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 111
Factorsp. 112
Manipulation Checksp. 113
Interview Guidep. 113
Limitationsp. 114
Qualitative Componentp. 115
Purposep. 115
Selection of Participantsp. 117
Data Collectionp. 119
Focus Group Session Formatp. 119
Data Analysisp. 122
Inductive Data Analysisp. 122
Transcript Based Analysisp. 122
Data Reduction and Codingp. 123
Interpretation of the Datap. 125
Grounded Theoryp. 126
Written Reportp. 127
Limitationsp. 127
Summaryp. 131
Quantitative Component Results
Introductionp. 134
Respondentsp. 134
Response Ratep. 134
Demographicsp. 134
Consumptionp. 135
Quantityp. 135
Beerp. 135
Winep. 139
Liquorp. 143
Students' Perceptions Regarding Their Peers' Consumptionp. 147
Misperceptions Associated With Quantityp. 149
Frequencyp. 151
Beerp. 151
Winep. 154
Liquorp. 158
Misperceptions Associated With Frequencyp. 162
Mean Drinks Per Weekp. 163
Quantity-Frequency Indexp. 165
Feelings of Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 166
Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 166
Comfort in Situations Where Drinking Was the Main Activityp. 167
Comfort in Drinking Situations with a Date Who Has Been Drinkingp. 167
Comfort in Situations with Strangers Where Alcohol is Servedp. 168
Comfort in Situations with Strangers Who Have Had Too Much to Drinkp. 169
Comfort at Parties Where Drinking Games are Playedp. 169
Misperceptions Associated with Feelings of Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 170
Factorsp. 172
Chi-Square Analysesp. 172
Correlation Coefficientsp. 173
Linear Regression Analysesp. 174
One-Way Analysis of Variancep. 179
Experimental and Control Groupsp. 180
Genderp. 184
Residencep. 188
Year in Schoolp. 191
G.P.A.p. 193
Racep. 197
Two-Way Analysis of Variancep. 200
Manipulation Checksp. 200
Discussionp. 202
Summaryp. 207
Qualitative Component Results
Introductionp. 208
Focus Group 1p. 209
Group Profilep. 209
Narrativep. 209
Focus Group 2p. 211
Group Profilep. 211
Narrativep. 211
Focus Group 3p. 212
Group Profilep. 212
Narrativep. 213
Focus Group 4p. 214
Group Profilep. 214
Narrativep. 214
Analysis and Discussionp. 216
Coding and Data Reductionp. 216
Students' Responses to the Key Questionsp. 218
A Theory Grounded in Realityp. 262
Summaryp. 263
Findings, Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations
Introductionp. 266
Statement of the Problemp. 266
Purposes of the Studyp. 267
Methodologyp. 267
Findingsp. 269
Quantitative Componentp. 269
Consumptionp. 269
Feelings of Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 272
Qualitative Componentp. 275
A Theory Grounded in Realityp. 276
Research Questionsp. 277
Discussion and Conclusionsp. 278
How the Findings Relate to Previous Researchp. 278
Consumptionp. 278
Feelings of Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 282
How the Findings Differ from Previous Researchp. 285
Consumptionp. 285
Feelings of Comfort in Drinking Situationsp. 389
Implications and Recommendationsp. 293
Misperceptionsp. 293
Clarifying Misperceptionsp. 295
Freshmenp. 296
Alcohol Consumption Prevention Model: Clarifying Students' Misperceptionsp. 299
Purposep. 299
Recommendationsp. 299
The Instrumentp. 300
Get Acquainted Exercisep. 301
Proceduresp. 301
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniorsp. 303
Dissemination of Campus Specific Information to All Studentsp. 304
A Media Campaignp. 304
A Gamep. 305
A Volunteer Programp. 306
Guest Speakersp. 306
Additional Considerationsp. 306
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