Alcohol use in the Greek system : Follow the leader ?
This study was designed to identify drinking patterns, consequences of use, and belief systems about alcohol among college students according to their level of involvement in campus fraternity and sorority life.
This study of 25,411 (15,100 female) students who completed the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, from 61 institutions, compared alcohol consumption, binge drinking, consequences of use and beliefs about drinking according to students'level of involvement in fraternities and sororities, ranging from no involvement to that of attending functions only, to active involvement, to leadership positions within Greek organizations.
Analyses indicated that students in the Greek system averaged significantly more drinks per week, engaged in heavy drinking more often and, with minor exceptions, suffered more negative consequences than non-Greeks.
The leaders of fraternities and sororities consumed alcohol, engaged in heavy drinking and experienced negative consequences at levels at least as high and in some cases higher than that of other Greek members.
In terms of their views about alcohol, fraternity and sorority members believed that alcohol was a vehicle for friendship, social activity and sexuality to a greater extent than non-Greeks.
The beliefs of the leaders did not stand out compared to other members. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Attitude, Perception sociale, Croyance, Complication, Norme sociale, Environnement social, Epidémiologie, Grèce, Europe, Santé mentale, Adulte jeune, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Attitude, Social perception, Belief, Complication, Social norm, Social environment, Epidemiology, Greece, Europe, Mental health, Young adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0107034
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 22/06/1998.