Sociology Seminar Research Paper

4053 Words Jul 2nd, 2015 17 Pages
ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY

Is there a significant negative correlation between binge drinking and social relationships with traditional and non-traditional college students, ages 18-24?

Stephenson, Shamiya Dr. Gray Seminar in Sociology 12.8.2013

Table of Contents
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..........…….3
Chapter I…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…...........3
Introduction........................................................................................................................................... 4
Chapter II …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………..…..4 Literature Review……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………5
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This qualitative survey consist of 20 questions putting emphasis on personal information, family history, consumption of alcohol per week, location of consumption, and the impact of binge drinking. There is a significant negative correlation between binge drinking and peer relationships with traditional and non-traditional college students on campus ages 18-24+.

Chapter I
Introduction
Binge drinking can be defined as the most common excessive method of drinking in the United States. This pattern of drinking brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 grams percent or above. According to Borsari and Carey (2005), college drinking is influenced by three different aspects of the college environment which enhances the influence of peers and alcohol use. First, peers living away from home for the first time and experiencing freedom from parental control this demonstrate alcohol use in college. Second, the adjustment to the college life is a very developmental transition. Students in this new environment will reestablish and test their identities to figure out who they think they really are. During the first year of college, many students’ attitudes and behaviors are based of their peer relationships. Thirdly, alcohol is a part of college culture, at any peer function or interaction with peers, alcohol is present. A lot of students look at college as a place to drink

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