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  1. Fulltext. Correlates of college student binge drinking.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examines the individual correlates of college student binge drinking.

    Methods

    Questionnaires were completed by a representative national sample (n=17592) of students on 140 campuses in 1993.

    Binge drinking was defined as five or more drinks per episode for men and as four or more drinks per episode for women.

    Results

    Overall, 44% of the students (50% of the men and 39% of the women) binged.

    While demographic factors such as sex and race were significantly related to binge drinking, prior binging in high school was crucial, suggesting that for many students, binge drinking begins before college.

    The strongest predictors of college binge drinking were residence in a fraternity or sonority, adoption of a party-centered life-style, and engagement in other risky behaviors.

    Conclusions

    Interventions must be targeted at high school binge drinking as well as at several characteristics of college life-most notably fraternity residence.

    Legal drinking age fails to predict binge drinking, raising questions about the effectiveness of the legal minimum drinking age of 21 in college alcohol policies.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Etudiant, Adulte jeune, Homme, Milieu universitaire, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Student, Young adult, Human, University environment, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0436562

    Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 01/03/1996.