A Comparative Analysis of Self-Reported Consequences of Alcohol Use in Greek-Affiliated and Non-Affiliated Traditional-Age Students in Tennessee
This quantitative study was conducted to determine if traditional-age, Greek-affiliated and non-affiliated students attending colleges and universities located in Tennessee experience self-reported alcohol use consequences at the same frequency as evidenced by the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey. Utilizing the framework outlined by the social norms theory, this study evaluated Greek-affiliated and non-affiliated students and their self-reported perceptions of alcohol use by students, academic and behavioral consequences, including personal, academic, legal, and personal or social interaction consequences. Aggregate results were obtained from the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, administered at institutions in Tennessee that are members of the Coalition for Safe and Healthy Campus Communities (CHASCo), a collaborative of the Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association (TICUA), over three academic years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. Responses were limited to traditional-age students. Data was analyzed using the chi-squared method and an analysis of related data was explored. Results indicated Greek-affiliated, traditional-age students did experience greater self-reported frequency of adverse consequences of alcohol usage than their non-affiliated, traditional-age counterparts who were students at CHASCo member institutions in Tennessee. Recommendations were made to assist these Tennessee institutions of higher learning in developing response programs for these populations.
Higher Education Administration
Harold Edward Lovin,
"A Comparative Analysis of Self-Reported Consequences of Alcohol Use in Greek-Affiliated and Non-Affiliated Traditional-Age Students in Tennessee"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.