This study was designed to explore to understand college student's perceptions of negative consequences while drinking. One hundred and one college students read one of two scenarios depicting a gender ambiguous college student who was a good student who enjoyed drinking on the weekends, or a good student who did not enjoy drinking on the weekends. Participants were asked to rate how likely they thought the scenario character would engage in alcohol expectancies, hooking up, aggression, relationships satisfaction, sexual assault and unprotected intercourse. They also provided information about their own experiences and checked all that applied with hooking up, aggression, relationships, sexual assault and unprotected intercourse and lastly filled out a demographics section. Results indicated that both men and women perceived the drinking scenario character to have more negative overall consequences than the non drinker. These findings suggest that college campuses should be more aware of the high risks associated with the negative consequences of drinking as a college student
Linehan, Megan and Palladini, Dawn
"Negative Consequences on College Students' Alcohol Consumption: Sexual and Aggression Risks,"
FSU Journal of Behavioral Sciences:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.framingham.edu/journal_of_behavioral_sciences/vol14/iss1/5