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Title:Attitudes and Perceived Behavioral Control of First-Year College Student's Alcohol Use: A Study of an Instructional Software Intervention
Author(s):Michael, Mary Ellen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Janet Reis
Department / Program:Kinesiology and Community Health
Discipline:Kinesiology and Community Health
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Behavioral
Abstract:Results of t-tests, ANOVAs, and correlations revealed that the Alcohol 101 intervention had a significant improvement in the desired direction for all, students, Greeks and non-Greeks, and men and women in regard to their attitude and personal control from pre-test to post-test. Greek students had a more favorable attitude toward alcohol and less personal control of alcohol than non-Greeks at pre-test and post-test and poorer intention at post-test. Greek students did not improve differentially at post-test from non-Greek students; there was no interaction. Men had a significantly poorer attitude and less control at pre- test and post-test than women. Men had a poorer intention as well. Men showed no differential improvement compared with women. Men's amount of improvement was approximately parallel with that of women. Greeks drank significantly more than non-Greeks and men drank significantly more than women. The more alcohol students drank, the poorer were their attitudes, control, and intention. No support was found for the hypothesis regarding drinking patterns and differential improvement at posttest on attitude and personal control.
Issue Date:2000
Description:149 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971136
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000

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