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NCJ Number: 229929 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Freshmen Seminar Programs to Deliver Personalized Feedback
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:53  Issue:3  Dated:December 2009  Pages:39-52
Author(s): Amber M. Henslee; Christopher J. Correia
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 27
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the effectiveness of providing personalized feedback to first-semester college freshmen enrolled in a semester-long freshmen seminar course.
Abstract: The current study tested the effectiveness of delivering personalized feedback to first-semester college freshmen in a group lecture format. Participants enrolled in semester-long courses were randomly assigned to receive either personalized feedback or general information about alcohol. Both lecture conditions were delivered during a standard class period. Participants were reassessed after 5 weeks. Participants who received personalized feedback reported more accurate peer perceptions and higher readiness-to-change scores regarding personal alcohol use than participants who received general information. However, the results did not indicate group differences in alcohol use or alcohol-related consequences. These results support the use of freshmen seminar courses as a vehicle to provide personalized feedback to increase awareness of campus norms and increase motivation to change drinking behaviors. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Campus alcohol abuse
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse education; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Behavior modification; Group behavior; Risk taking behavior
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