Curricular Infusion and High-Risk Drinking Among First-Year Students
This study explored the curricular contexts effective at reducing high-risk drinking behaviors among 206 first-year undergraduate students. Results showed that infusing alcohol prevention messages into curricular content presented to first-year students who lived and studied together may have helped curb their high-risk drinking behaviors. This research suggests that participation in livinglearning communities with curricula designed to teach students about high-risk drinking can influence the degree to which students report engaging in such drinking behaviors and serves as an important reminder of how students can benefit from a strong, reciprocal relationship between academics, practitioners, and institutional researchers interested in college impact.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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- The Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is a semiannual refereed journal providing current research on the first college year and other significant student transitions. The primary purpose of the Journal is to disseminate empirical research findings on student transition issues that inform practice in all sectors of postsecondary education, such as explorations into the academic, personal, and social experiences (including outcomes related to success, learning, and development) of students at a range of transition points throughout the college years; transition issues unique to specific populations (e.g., non-traditional, traditional, historically underrepresented students, transfer students, commuters, part-time students); and explorations of faculty development, curriculum, and pedagogical innovations connected to college transitions.
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