Online to Support ABRC Research
duration: 09/1999 - 08/2004
Sponsor: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The purpose of this project is to evaluate college students' responses
to three unique alcohol education programs providing accurate normative
information and tips for reducing the risks associated with drinking.
This is a collaborative study between UW, WWU and TESC. We are interested
in knowing how alcohol use and related consequences change over time
both before the new education programs begin and after they are in place.
Therefore, up to 5000 undergraduate students from each campus have been
randomly selected to be invited to participate in this research.
with the 2001-2002 school year, we will implement an advertising campaign
providing information about
the actual norms for drinking on our campus, based on survey results.
All students on campus will have the opportunity to see these ads and
gain information about campus norms for healthy student behaviors.
During the 2002-2003 school year, 50% of students who are participating
in this research project will be randomly chosen to be mailed personalized
feedback about their drinking habits and other health behaviors, as well
as tips about reducing the risks of drinking for themselves or their
friends. You can let us know if you would rather not have this mailed
to you and we will make other arrangements for you to get the information.
Finally, during 2003-2004, about 25% of participating students will
be invited to attend a 2-session alcohol education workshop. The workshop
is developed specifically for college students, is led by students, and
includes a non-judgmental discussion of the pros and cons of drinking
and how to avoid problems.
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