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NCJ Number: 229931 Find in a Library
Title: Common Issues and Collaborative Solutions: A Comparison of Student Alcohol Use Behavior at the Community College and Four-Year Institutional Levels
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:53  Issue:3  Dated:December 2009  Pages:65-82
Author(s): Jerimy Blowers, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines Coll’s (1999) design, substituting national findings with a four-year institution and a single community college located in the same geographic area.
Abstract: The literature exploring commonalities between four-year and community college student alcohol use is relatively scarce. A possible reason for this discrepancy is the heavy focus on alcohol issues at university colleges. Coll (1999) presented one of the first brief assessments comparing community and four-year colleges on alcohol use and related consequences. The current investigation replicated this study and once again discovered strong similarities in alcohol behaviors between a community and four-year implicate a shared vision between academic institutions in meeting the challenges of substance abuse. The article concludes with expanded discussion of how these collaborations lead to a wider campus-community benefit and the need for colleges in taking a leadership role in achieving this goal. Table, figure, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse education; Alcohol abuse prevention; Campus alcohol abuse; Risk taking behavior; Underage Drinking
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