Curricular Infusion and High-Risk Drinking Among First-Year Students
Author(s): Mahew, M. J., Klein, S., Behringer, L. B., Ulrich, A. S., & Caldwell, R. J., & Hourigan, A.
Citation: Mahew, M. J., Klein, S., Behringer, L. B., Ulrich, A. S., & Caldwell, R. J., & Hourigan, A. (2011). Curricular Infusion and High-Risk Drinking Among First-Year Students. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 23(1), 9-34.
This study explored the curricular contexts effective at reducing high-risk drinking behaviors among 206 first-year undergraduate students. Results showed that infusing alcohol prevention messages into curricular content presented to first-year students who lived and studied together may have helped curb their high-risk drinking behaviors. This research suggests that participation in livinglearning communities with curricula designed to teach students about high-risk drinking can influence the degree to which students report engaging in such drinking behaviors and serves as an important reminder of how students can benefit from a strong, reciprocal relationship between academics, practitioners, and institutional researchers interested in college impact.