The Effects of Alcohol and Drug Use on College Students Research Paper by Rneffy

An analysis of the effects of alcohol and drug use on college students based on research conducted by college students at Capital University.
# 145365 | 4,142 words | 13 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2010 in Education (Adult Education) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper explores the negative effects of alcohol and drug use on college students and discusses data collected from a study conducted by college students of Capital University. The purpose of the study was to find more information about the relationship between alcohol and drug use among college students and the subsequent impact on grade point averages and stress levels. This paper discusses the data collected for this study and explains that it was collected through a survey administered to a random selection of Capital University undergraduate students. Additionally, this paper offers an analysis of facts that are significant to understanding the alcohol and drug use patterns among traditional undergraduate students.

From the Paper:

"The participants in this survey were chosen from a random sample of 150 undergraduate students from Capital University. This sample was generated through the registrar's office. Traditional undergraduate students were selected and contacted through email to be a part of this study. The response rate was 24%. There were a total of 36 students who participated in this survey. Twelve were male and twenty two were female, with two students not disclosing their gender. The average age of respondents was 20.59 years. The participants were recruited for this study through an email sent out after selecting prospective individuals through a list from the registrar's office. Since we, the researchers, did not meet directly with any of our participants we did not receive any written informed consent. In the email it was stated how informed consent was given. Through the student clicking on the link provided in the email to take the survey, informed consent was thus given. There is no direct compensation for participating in this study."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clapp, D. J., & Shillington M. A. (2006). Heavy alcohol use compared to alcohol and marijuana use: Do college students experience a difference in substance useproblems? Journal of Drug Education, 36, 91-103.
  • Clemens, E. & Lewis, T. (2008). The influence of social norms on college student alcohol and marijuana use. Journal of College Counseling, 11, 19-31.
  • Colby, S. M., Colby, J. J., & Raymond, G. A. (2009). College versus the real world: Student perceptions and implications for understanding heavy drinking among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 17-27. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2008.07.023
  • DeJong, W., Mason, K., Schneider, K.S., Simonsen, N., Scribner, R., & Theall, K. (2009). Social capital in the college setting: The impact of participation in campus activities on drinking and alcohol related harms. Journal of American College Health, 58, 15-23.
  • Gold, J. G., & Nguyen T. A. (2009). Comparing entering freshmen's perceptions of campus marijuana and alcohol use to reported use. Journal of Drug Education, 39, 133-148.

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