Drinking likelihood, alcohol problems, and peer influence among first-year college students

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  • Excessive alcohol consumption is a predominant health concern on college campuses in the United States. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to examine the predictive values of demographic factors in relation to alcohol subscales (Drinking Context Scale, College Alcohol Problems Scale-revised, and Social Modeling Scale) with the outcome of number of drinking days in the past 30 days among a sample (n = 224) of first-year college students. The final model predicted 37.5% of the variability in drinking days in the past month. All variables, except for race, were significantly associated with the outcome (p < .05). Copyright © Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
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  • Talbott LL; Martin RJ; Usdan SL; Leeper JD; Umstattd MR; Cremeens JL; Geiger BF
  • Start Page

  • 433
  • End Page

  • 440
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 4