Presentation on theme: "TALK ABOUT: DRINKING AND CAMPUS CULTURE. Why does drinking seem to be such a large part of campus culture? How does that perception affect students’ drinking?"— Presentation transcript:
Why does drinking seem to be such a large part of campus culture? How does that perception affect students’ drinking? Things to Talk About
1,825 college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries 599,000 are unintentionally injured 696,000 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking 97,000 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault 3,360,000 drive while under the influence Consequences of Student Drinking
What percentage of your peers don’t drink at all? What percentage didn’t drink in the last 30 days? What percentage drank less than 10 days in the last month? What percentage drank more than 10 days but less than 30 in the last month? College Student Drinking Habits
4.4% of their peers had never used alcohol 2.7% hadn’t used alcohol in the last 30 days 37.1% drank some, but less than 10 days in the last month 43.1% drank more than 10 but less than 30 days 12.7% drank everyday for the past 30 days College Students Thought
24.4% college students reported never using alcohol 13.6% reported that they hadn’t had anything to drink in the last 30 days 47.7% reported drinking some, but less than 10 days in the last month 13.4% drank more than 10 but less than 30 days And 0.9% drank everyday for the past 30 days College Students Actually Reported
What Percentage of Your Peers Have Had a Drink in the Last 30 Days? What students thoughtWhat students did Never used4.4%24.4% Used, but not in last 30 days 2.7%13.6% Used 1-9 days37.1%47.7% Used 10-29 days43.1%13.4% Used all 30 days12.7%0.9%
Who do you notice? Popular culture Campus culture Exaggeration Why Do We Tend to Overestimate How Much Our Peers Are Drinking?
Misperceptions put pressure on students to drink and to drink more when they do drink Roughly 1 in 3 students have gone binge drinking in the last two weeks College students are more likely to binge drink than their non-college peers So What's the Problem?
What can we do individually to correct misperceptions? What can we do as a group to correct misperceptions? Things to Think About
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