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NCJ Number: 236852 Find in a Library
Title: Drinking Plans and Drinking Outcomes: Examining Young Adults' Weekend Drinking Behavior
Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:41  Issue:3  Dated:2011  Pages:253-270
Author(s): Ryan S. Trim, Ph.D.; John D. Clapp, Ph.D.; Mark B. Reed, Ph.D.; Audrey Shillington, Ph.D.; Dennis Thombs, Ph.D.
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: R01 AA01368
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored factors affecting the weekend drinking behaviors of young adults.
Abstract: This study examined relationships among drinking intentions, environments, and outcomes in a random sample of 566 undergraduate college students. Telephone interviews were conducted with respondents before and after a single weekend assessing drinking intentions for the coming weekend related to subsequent drinking behaviors. Latent class analyses found evidence for four distinct drinking environments distinguished by private/public setting and presence of few/many intoxicated people. There was evidence that the drinking environment mediated the relationship between drinking intentions and heavy episodic drinking in this young adult sample. Future research might focus on examining person/environment interactions as they relate to heavy episodic drinking. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse education; Alcohol consumption analysis; Alcoholism; Alcoholism causes; Alcoholism detection; Risk taking behavior; Young Adults (18-24)
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