The relationship between Grade Point Average, Greek membership, criminal activity, and alcohol consumption in HBCU college students

Tameisha L Wilcox, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between college student's alcohol consumption and their Grade Point Average (GPA). This study also investigates alcohol-related incidents on college campuses and the correlation between Greek organization members' alcohol consumption compared to those of non-Greek members. Participants, included in this study, were asked to complete the consent form first, to gain their consent in using their information and biding to complete confidentiality. A survey measured alcohol consumption as it relates to GPA, and other activities. ^ In previous studies various results were found. Maney and Goodwin, as cited by Whittemore, reported that heavy drinkers tend to have a lower GPA than more moderate drinkers (Whittemore, 2009). University of Central Missouri tested ninety-one students that looked at alcohol consumption among college students. There was no significant difference to prove that members of social Greek organizations consumed more alcohol than non-Greek students (Seeley, 2009). The purpose of this research is to determine if there is a correlation between reported alcohol consumption and student's GPA at a Historically Black College in the South.^

Subject Area

Education, Educational Psychology|Sociology, Criminology and Penology|Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Tameisha L Wilcox, "The relationship between Grade Point Average, Greek membership, criminal activity, and alcohol consumption in HBCU college students" (2013). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1553096.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1553096

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