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The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Social Environment, and Housing Type on Heavy Drinking among College Students.
Subst Use Misuse 2018; 53(5):724-733SU

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Though research has examined heavy drinking by housing type, the link between type of college student housing and protective behavioral strategies (PBS) has rarely been examined comparing different college campuses.

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of housing type, perceptions of peer drinking, and PBS with respondent heavy drinking among undergraduate college students from one Southeastern and one Midwestern university in the United States.

METHODS

1,448 college students enrolled in undergraduate courses at two public universities completed a paper and pencil survey of attitudes and experiences about dating, sexuality, and substance use. Data were analyzed using multiple group path analysis.

RESULTS

Students living in Greek housing perceived their close friends as engaging in more risky drinking, and had higher rates of heavy drinking compared to those living in other housing types. The effect of perceptions of peer drinking on PBS was significantly different between campuses as were several other indirect pathways to heavy drinking. Conclusion/Importance: Understanding more about the differing roles of college residential environments can help inform effective drinking interventions, and reduce heavy drinking among college students.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Sociology , University of Nebraska-Lincoln , Lincoln , Nebraska , USA.b Department of Sociology and Anthropology , University of Texas Rio Grande Valley , Edinburg , Texas , USA.c Department of Sociology , University of Nebraska-Lincoln , Lincoln , Nebraska , USA.c Department of Sociology , University of Nebraska-Lincoln , Lincoln , Nebraska , USA.d Department of Sociology , University of Georgia , Athens , Georgia , USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28952844

Citation

Tyler, Kimberly A., et al. "The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Social Environment, and Housing Type On Heavy Drinking Among College Students." Substance Use & Misuse, vol. 53, no. 5, 2018, pp. 724-733.
Tyler KA, Schmitz RM, Ray CM, et al. The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Social Environment, and Housing Type on Heavy Drinking among College Students. Subst Use Misuse. 2018;53(5):724-733.
Tyler, K. A., Schmitz, R. M., Ray, C. M., Adams, S. A., & Simons, L. G. (2018). The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Social Environment, and Housing Type on Heavy Drinking among College Students. Substance Use & Misuse, 53(5), pp. 724-733. doi:10.1080/10826084.2017.1363235.
Tyler KA, et al. The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Social Environment, and Housing Type On Heavy Drinking Among College Students. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 04 16;53(5):724-733. PubMed PMID: 28952844.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Social Environment, and Housing Type on Heavy Drinking among College Students. AU - Tyler,Kimberly A, AU - Schmitz,Rachel M, AU - Ray,Colleen M, AU - Adams,Scott A, AU - Simons,Leslie Gordon, Y1 - 2017/09/27/ PY - 2017/9/28/pubmed PY - 2018/11/9/medline PY - 2017/9/28/entrez KW - Alcohol use KW - college students KW - housing type KW - protective behavioral strategies SP - 724 EP - 733 JF - Substance use & misuse JO - Subst Use Misuse VL - 53 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: Though research has examined heavy drinking by housing type, the link between type of college student housing and protective behavioral strategies (PBS) has rarely been examined comparing different college campuses. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine the role of housing type, perceptions of peer drinking, and PBS with respondent heavy drinking among undergraduate college students from one Southeastern and one Midwestern university in the United States. METHODS: 1,448 college students enrolled in undergraduate courses at two public universities completed a paper and pencil survey of attitudes and experiences about dating, sexuality, and substance use. Data were analyzed using multiple group path analysis. RESULTS: Students living in Greek housing perceived their close friends as engaging in more risky drinking, and had higher rates of heavy drinking compared to those living in other housing types. The effect of perceptions of peer drinking on PBS was significantly different between campuses as were several other indirect pathways to heavy drinking. Conclusion/Importance: Understanding more about the differing roles of college residential environments can help inform effective drinking interventions, and reduce heavy drinking among college students. SN - 1532-2491 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28952844/The_Role_of_Protective_Behavioral_Strategies_Social_Environment_and_Housing_Type_on_Heavy_Drinking_among_College_Students_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10826084.2017.1363235 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -