College Students’ Alcohol-Related Problems: A Test of Competing Theories
Journal of Criminal Justice
This study examined binge drinking, drinking-driving, and other negative behaviors among college students. Specifically, this study tested the explanatory power of three criminological theories: self-control, social bonds, and routine activities. Data used in this research were collected from a survey of 558 students in a state university. Findings indicated that college students with low self-control were significantly more likely to engage in binge drinking, drinking-driving, and negative behaviors. Students who rarely participated in university-organized events or frequently attended parties were more likely to have problems of binge drinking, drinking-driving, and negative behaviors. Several control variables, such as gender and location of residence, were also predictive of alcohol-related problems among college students. Implications for future research are discussed.
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Sun, Ivan Y. and Longazel, Jamie, "College Students’ Alcohol-Related Problems: A Test of Competing Theories" (2008). Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications. 18.