The efficacy of a university drug education course on factors that influence alcohol use
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the impact that a Drug Education course has on motives, consequences, attitudes, and perceptions regarding alcohol use in a sample of university students, and to discern if these parameters alter substance usage. There were a total of 121 respondents (32 male, 94 female). Following the course, students reported a slight elevation in the motivation to drink alcohol to facilitate studying. However, drinking because they enjoyed the taste, drinking to get drunk, and drinking to celebrate special occasions decreased significantly following the course. No significant differences were noted in patterns of drinking consequences or selected attitudes toward alcohol use. Students did, however, perceive alcohol to be a more dangerous substance in the post-test. No gender differences were observed.
Duitsman, Dalen M., and Charles M. Cychosz. "The efficacy of a university drug education course on factors that influence alcohol use." Journal of drug education 27, no. 3 (1997): 223-229.
Journal of Drug Education