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Examining the unique influence of interpersonal and intrapersonal drinking perceptions on alcohol consumption among college students.
J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Mar; 70(2):178-85.JS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Interventions for college student drinking often incorporate interpersonal factors such as descriptive and/or injunctive norms to correct misperceptions about campus drinking (e.g., BASICS [Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students] and social-norms campaigns). Some interventions also focus on intra-personal factors of alcohol consumption, which can be considered as one's own perception of drinking, one's attitude toward drinking, and one's intended outcome related to drinking. The current study sought to extend previous work by examining relationships between both inter- and intrapersonal perceptions of drinking and reported drinking behavior.

METHOD

College students (N=303) completed questionnaires assessing drinking behaviors, perceptions of other students' attitudes toward drinking (i.e., injunctive norms), their perception of the quantity and frequency of student/friend drinking (i.e., descriptive norms), and their attitudes and perceptions toward their own alcohol consumption (i.e., intrapersonal factors).

RESULTS

Multiple regressions were used to analyze the unique influence between inter- and intrapersonal drinking perceptions and drinking behavior.

CONCLUSIONS

Among the interpersonal perceptions of drinking, only closest friend's drinking significantly predicted alcohol consumption, whereas all three intrapersonal factors significantly predicted alcohol consumption. Suggestions for enhancing college student drinking interventions are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 204 East Calder Way, Suite 208, State College, Pennsylvania 16801, USA. kmallett@psu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19261229

Citation

Mallett, Kimberly A., et al. "Examining the Unique Influence of Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Drinking Perceptions On Alcohol Consumption Among College Students." Journal of Studies On Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 70, no. 2, 2009, pp. 178-85.
Mallett KA, Bachrach RL, Turrisi R. Examining the unique influence of interpersonal and intrapersonal drinking perceptions on alcohol consumption among college students. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009;70(2):178-85.
Mallett, K. A., Bachrach, R. L., & Turrisi, R. (2009). Examining the unique influence of interpersonal and intrapersonal drinking perceptions on alcohol consumption among college students. Journal of Studies On Alcohol and Drugs, 70(2), 178-85.
Mallett KA, Bachrach RL, Turrisi R. Examining the Unique Influence of Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Drinking Perceptions On Alcohol Consumption Among College Students. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009;70(2):178-85. PubMed PMID: 19261229.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Examining the unique influence of interpersonal and intrapersonal drinking perceptions on alcohol consumption among college students. AU - Mallett,Kimberly A, AU - Bachrach,Rachel L, AU - Turrisi,Rob, PY - 2009/3/6/entrez PY - 2009/3/6/pubmed PY - 2009/5/13/medline SP - 178 EP - 85 JF - Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs JO - J Stud Alcohol Drugs VL - 70 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Interventions for college student drinking often incorporate interpersonal factors such as descriptive and/or injunctive norms to correct misperceptions about campus drinking (e.g., BASICS [Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students] and social-norms campaigns). Some interventions also focus on intra-personal factors of alcohol consumption, which can be considered as one's own perception of drinking, one's attitude toward drinking, and one's intended outcome related to drinking. The current study sought to extend previous work by examining relationships between both inter- and intrapersonal perceptions of drinking and reported drinking behavior. METHOD: College students (N=303) completed questionnaires assessing drinking behaviors, perceptions of other students' attitudes toward drinking (i.e., injunctive norms), their perception of the quantity and frequency of student/friend drinking (i.e., descriptive norms), and their attitudes and perceptions toward their own alcohol consumption (i.e., intrapersonal factors). RESULTS: Multiple regressions were used to analyze the unique influence between inter- and intrapersonal drinking perceptions and drinking behavior. CONCLUSIONS: Among the interpersonal perceptions of drinking, only closest friend's drinking significantly predicted alcohol consumption, whereas all three intrapersonal factors significantly predicted alcohol consumption. Suggestions for enhancing college student drinking interventions are discussed. SN - 1937-1888 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19261229/Examining_the_unique_influence_of_interpersonal_and_intrapersonal_drinking_perceptions_on_alcohol_consumption_among_college_students_ L2 - https://www.jsad.com/doi/abs/10.15288/jsad.2009.70.178 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -