Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 65–76 | Cite as

Alcohol-related problems and collegiate drinking patterns

  • Stella P. Hughes
  • Richard A. Dodder


Six kinds of collegiate problem drinking were examined utilizing a ceptualized relationship among the variables of student religious commitment, parental attitude toward drinking, neutralization of drinking behavior, drinking before college, anticipated ethos of college life, social orientation in college, and quantity-frequency of alcohol consumption. Self-administered questionnaires were collected from 534 college students and analyzed by path analysis, which explained up to 47% of the variation in certain kinds of problem drinking. The strongest single predictor of problem drinking was found to be quantity and frequency of consumption, but precollege drinking was also important.


Alcohol Alcohol Consumption College Student Health Psychology School Psychology 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella P. Hughes
    • 1
  • Richard A. Dodder
    • 1
  1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityUSA

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