Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Alcohol and academia: A study of the association between student housing type and alcohol abuse at North Dakota State University
by Lietaert, Charles Louis, M.S., North Dakota State University, 2013, 73; 1545604
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine if student housing gender-type is significantly related to student alcohol consumption at North Dakota State University. The researcher examined whether the residence of students in coeducational residence halls or single-gender residence halls was related to the rate they consumed alcohol in an average week or the frequency they engaged in binge drinking.

NDSU researchers allowed the researcher of this study to add an institutional question to the biannual Student CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey that gathered demographic information about what residence hall gender-type participants lived within. For the first time, this provided the opportunity to quantitatively compare alcohol consumption of students living in coeducational residence halls against those living in single-gender residence halls at NDSU. At the time of this study the NDSU on-campus population was particularly hospitable for such research since the multi-thousand person population was evenly distributed between single-gender and coed residency.

Using this preexisting data set regarding student alcohol behavior and residence hall demographics, the researcher analyzed the data through descriptive statistics, bivariate correlational analysis, and analysis of covariance while controlling for the effect of age and gender. Results revealed that there was no significant relationship between NDSU student alcohol consumption and their residence hall gender-type.

Recommendations for future research included adapting the national CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey to include residence hall gender-type to allow for further analysis.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hall, Thomas
Commitee: Clapper, Ann, Eighmy, Myron, Theile, Verena
School: North Dakota State University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership
Keywords: Binge drinking, Core survey, North dakota state university, Residence life, Student alcohol abuse, Student housing
Publication Number: 1545604
ISBN: 9781303412240
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