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A total of295 first-year students were recruited from multiple campuses of a state-wide university system. Multiple-group path analysis compared parental and peer influences between two student subgroups. First-year students attending 4-year institutions reported higher rates of alcohol use and were more likely to experience alcohol-related consequences than community college students. Baccalaureate students' alcohol use was more strongly related to peer descriptive norms, relative to community college students. Multiple-group analyses within the community college sample indicated different patterns of associations for three demographic characteristics: gender, living arrangements and minority status. Future prevention efforts for first-year community college students need to consider unique risk and protective factors and may focus on targeting parental attitudes and behaviors that discourage underage alcohol use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-89
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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