2012 - Students Perception of Alcohol Induced Blackouts at the University of Dayton
With the research of the Alcohol Task Force at the University of Dayton, professionals realize that there is an epidemic of high alcohol consumption by some students on Dayton's campus. The purpose of this study was to better understand students'ÂÂ perceptions of their drinking patterns with a specific focus on alcohol induced blackouts. This study focused on college students at the University of Dayton, a mid-size Catholic institution in the Midwest. The students who were surveyed ranged from first year students to seniors. Two populations of students were surveyed. These included a purposeful sample of students who had an alcohol related sanction in Community Wellness and a convenience sample of students enrolled in English classes at Dayton. The survey asked a series of questions regarding their use of alcohol, family history, frequency, and awareness of their own experiences of blackouts and those of others. The survey allowed students to reflect on their past experience as it pertains to alcohol induced blackouts.