The relationship between Grade Point Average, Greek membership, criminal activity, and alcohol consumption in HBCU college students
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.
Educational psychology|Criminology|Higher education
Tameisha L Wilcox,
"The relationship between Grade Point Average, Greek membership, criminal activity, and alcohol consumption in HBCU college students"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.