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Alcohol in College: What is myth? What is reality?
First Year Seminar 060
Greg Alberti, Charlie Barth, Brittany Callaghan, Andrew Dennis, Mike Faracca, Katherine Hoering, Leslie Hopke, Bryan Lee, Meredith Levensen, Molly Lieberman, Laura Patterson, Tyler Vincent, Liz Witbeck, Cynthia Woodward, and Prof. David W. Craig

Goals for this meeting: 1. Have some fun! 2. Help you become seekers of truth with regard to alcohol use on our campus. 3. Help you achieve more academically.

Informed Consent Form

In this presentation we will be asking some questions about your attitudes and personal use of alcohol. We will also ask you questions about what you think is typical among students at HWS. All of these responses will be anonymous. No individual response will be identified. We will share with you distributions of question responses from this group and from surveys of the campus at large during this presentation. Your participation in answering these questions is voluntary. You may skip any questions that you do not wish to answer. If you are under the age of 18 you should not answer the survey questions. Data from this session will be saved and merged with data from other residential hall sessions to support research on this topic. We will send summary posters of the merged results to your RA to share before the end of the term.

“Toto, I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore.”

Clicker Challenge: Are you in Kansas? Or Oz?
How accurate are your perceptions about alcohol use? Let’s become scientists & seekers of truth

We are going to use clickers to find out about the truth! Let’s see how they work…
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Are you a male or female?
A. Male B. Female
39%

61%

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Now let’s see how accurately men are responding… Only the males answer this question: Are you a male or female?
92%

A. Male B. Female
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Now let’s see how accurately women are responding…
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Only the females answer this question: Are you a male or female?
100%

A. Male B. Female

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It is important for our research that you answer the following questions as honestly as you can.
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Will you answer the following questions about your alcohol use and your perceptions as honestly as you can knowing that your responses are anonymous and you can skip any questions that you don’t feel comfortable answering?
99%

A. Yes B. No
2%
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Now for some questions about alcohol consumption…

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The drunker you get, the better the buzz. True or False?
1. True 2. False
29% 72%

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Reality of Bi-phasic Response

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Do you believe that 88% of HWS students have a .05 or lower BAC on school nights when returning home late at night?

1. Yes 2. No
0
1 2 3 4 5

62% 38%

Ye s

No

BAC on School Nights and Weekend Nights
Distribution of BAC levels of HWS students returning home late at night by school night/weekend night
School Night (N=904) Weekend Night (N=578)

100 90

Percent of Students

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 .01-.05 .06-.07 .08-.09 >=.10 Blood Alcohol Concentration (%)

5

Do you believe that most HWS students consume alcohol one night a week or less or do not drink at all?

1. Yes 2. No
0
1 2 3 4 5

60% 40%

Ye s

No

Past Survey Results

First, we need some information about you.
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What is your age?
A. Less than 21 B. 21 – 24 C. Greater than 24

53%

45%

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What is your class rank?
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A. B. C. D. E.
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1st year Sophomore Junior Senior Graduate student
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Your personal attitude about alcohol.
Which statement below about drinking alcoholic beverages do you feel best represents your own attitude?
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A. B.
C.

D.
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Drinking is never a good thing to do. Drinking is all right but a student should never get drunk. An occasional "drunk" is OK as long as it doesn't interfere with academics or responsibilities. An occasional "drunk" is OK even if it does interfere with academics or responsibilities. A frequent "drunk" is OK if that's what the individual wants to do.
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Now for your perception of other students…
Which statement below about drinking alcoholic beverages do you think is the most common attitude among students in general here?
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A. B.
C.

D.
E.

Drinking is never a good thing to do. Drinking is all right but a student should never get drunk. An occasional "drunk" is OK as long as it doesn't interfere with academics or responsibilities. An occasional "drunk" is OK even if it does interfere with academics or responsibilities. A frequent "drunk" is OK if that's what the individual wants to do.
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Your frequency of alcohol consumption... How often do you typically consume alcohol (including beer, wine, wine coolers, liquor, and mixed drinks)?
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A. never B. once a week or less often (not never) C. twice a week D. 3-4 times a week E. daily

30% 34% 7%
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Perceived frequency of alcohol consumption...
5

How often do students at HWS in general typically consume alcohol (including beer, wine, wine coolers, liquor, and mixed drinks)?
A. never B. once a week or less often (not never) C. twice a week D. 3-4 times a week E. daily
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Think back over the past two weeks (14 days)… On how many days during the past two weeks did you have one or more drinks?
A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.
0
1 2 3 4 5

0 days. I did not drink. 1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8-9 10-14 days
Id id no td ri n k.

24% 12% 5% 12% 15% 10% 5% 0% 17%

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Scientists must define their terms

• A “drink” of alcohol equals…
• 12 oz of beer • 4 to 5 oz of wine • 1 oz 80 proof liquor

Quantity of alcohol consumption...
5

How many alcoholic drinks, on average, do you consume at parties and bars? (a drink is a bottle of beer, glass of wine, wine cooler, shot of liquor, or mixed drink)

A. B. C. D. E.

0 1-2 3-5 6-8 9 or more
9% 10%

34%

29% 17%

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Perceived quantity of alcohol consumption...
5

How many alcoholic drinks, on average, do students at HWS in general consume at parties and bars? (a drink is a bottle of beer, glass of wine, wine cooler, shot of liquor, or mixed drink)

A. B. C. D. E.

0 1-2 3-5 6-8 9 or more
1%
0

44% 36% 14% 5%
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Use your BAC card to determine your average peak BAC at parties and bars
3. Typical number of hours spent drinking 1. Your weight and gender 2. Your average number of drinks

A. B. C. D. E.
0
1 2

0 .01 - .05% .06 - .07% .08 - .09% ≥ .10%
3 4 5

Have you answered these questions honestly and to the best of your ability?
5

99%

1. Yes 2. No

1%
Ye N

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1 2 3 4 5

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Now let’s look at the results

Click here to see results

5

Now do you believe that 88% of HWS students have a .05 or lower BAC on school nights when returning home late at night?

1. Yes 2. No
0
1 2 3 4 5

71%

30%

Ye s

No

5

Now do you believe that most HWS students consume alcohol one night a week or less or do not drink at all?

1. Yes 2. No
0
1 2 3 4 5

60% 40%

Ye s

No

Calculated risks

How do you Party Smart?

HWS Students Party Smart
It’s good to go out.. but it’s good to get home safe.

• Alternate with nonalcoholic drinks • Set a limit ahead of time • Choose NOT to drink • Designated Driver • Eat before/during • Pace your drinks • Keep track of your number of drinks • Avoid drinking games • Drink alcohol look alike beverages

Thank You.
We can have a prize drawing now!


				
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