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Alcohol-related aggression and drinking at off-campus parties and bars: a national study of current drinkers in college.
J Stud Alcohol 2003; 64(5):704-11JS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study examines relationships between alcohol-related aggression and drinking at off-campus parties and bars. Other background variables include gender, year in school, residence and heavy drinking in college.

METHOD

The study participants were respondents in the 1997 and 1999 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, national surveys of students attending 119 4-year U.S. colleges. Based on responses from 8,426 students, 18-24 years of age, who were never married and who reported attendance at off-campus parties and bars in the past month, an exploratory factor analysis of the alcohol problem items was specified in a confirmatory factor analysis framework based on a two-factor solution (disruptive behavior and victims of altercations). In addition, the two factors were related to study variables.

RESULT

Among students attending both off-campus parties and bars, level of drinking was related to higher levels of Factor 1 (disruptive behaviors) at off-campus parties and bars. Level of drinking was related to higher levels of Factor 2 (victims of altercations) at off-campus bars but not off-campus parties. Factor 1 was higher among men, freshmen and residents in coed dorms and lower among students living off-campus with parents. Factor 2 was higher among women, freshmen compared with seniors and residents of Greek houses and lower among students living off-campus residence with parents.

CONCLUSIONS

Findings from this study highlight environmental factors in collegiate drinking practices and support targeted and diverse strategies for prevention activities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14572193

Citation

Harford, Thomas C., et al. "Alcohol-related Aggression and Drinking at Off-campus Parties and Bars: a National Study of Current Drinkers in College." Journal of Studies On Alcohol, vol. 64, no. 5, 2003, pp. 704-11.
Harford TC, Wechsler H, Muthén BO. Alcohol-related aggression and drinking at off-campus parties and bars: a national study of current drinkers in college. J Stud Alcohol. 2003;64(5):704-11.
Harford, T. C., Wechsler, H., & Muthén, B. O. (2003). Alcohol-related aggression and drinking at off-campus parties and bars: a national study of current drinkers in college. Journal of Studies On Alcohol, 64(5), pp. 704-11.
Harford TC, Wechsler H, Muthén BO. Alcohol-related Aggression and Drinking at Off-campus Parties and Bars: a National Study of Current Drinkers in College. J Stud Alcohol. 2003;64(5):704-11. PubMed PMID: 14572193.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol-related aggression and drinking at off-campus parties and bars: a national study of current drinkers in college. AU - Harford,Thomas C, AU - Wechsler,Henry, AU - Muthén,Bengt O, PY - 2003/10/24/pubmed PY - 2004/3/9/medline PY - 2003/10/24/entrez SP - 704 EP - 11 JF - Journal of studies on alcohol JO - J. Stud. Alcohol VL - 64 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study examines relationships between alcohol-related aggression and drinking at off-campus parties and bars. Other background variables include gender, year in school, residence and heavy drinking in college. METHOD: The study participants were respondents in the 1997 and 1999 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, national surveys of students attending 119 4-year U.S. colleges. Based on responses from 8,426 students, 18-24 years of age, who were never married and who reported attendance at off-campus parties and bars in the past month, an exploratory factor analysis of the alcohol problem items was specified in a confirmatory factor analysis framework based on a two-factor solution (disruptive behavior and victims of altercations). In addition, the two factors were related to study variables. RESULT: Among students attending both off-campus parties and bars, level of drinking was related to higher levels of Factor 1 (disruptive behaviors) at off-campus parties and bars. Level of drinking was related to higher levels of Factor 2 (victims of altercations) at off-campus bars but not off-campus parties. Factor 1 was higher among men, freshmen and residents in coed dorms and lower among students living off-campus with parents. Factor 2 was higher among women, freshmen compared with seniors and residents of Greek houses and lower among students living off-campus residence with parents. CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study highlight environmental factors in collegiate drinking practices and support targeted and diverse strategies for prevention activities. SN - 0096-882X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14572193/Alcohol_related_aggression_and_drinking_at_off_campus_parties_and_bars:_a_national_study_of_current_drinkers_in_college_ L2 - https://www.jsad.com/doi/10.15288/jsa.2003.64.704 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -