This thesis explores several relationships between characteristics of college students and alcohol consumption. Quantity of alcohol, views on typical male and female sex-role behavior regarding alcohol, peer pressure, negative consequences resulting from alcohol consumption, drinking for social reasons, and "binge" drinking in relation to gender, age race and greek membership were examined. The data were gathered by distributing questionnaires to 200 students on The College of Wooster campus. A 50 percent return rate was received. Results show that gender, age, race and greek membership were predictors of alcohol consumption. In addition, the results indicated that gender, age, race and greek membership stereotype typical sex-role behavior regarding alcohol. Because the results indicated that some college students are more at risk for alcohol related problems than others, future research is suggested focusing on ways to prevent alcohol abuse in college.


Blair, Robert


Sociology and Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis

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