Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Final Abstract, Bibliography, Link to Paper

Abstract: An examination of the negative effects of college adjustment was done to measure whether or not drinking had a substantial effect on incoming freshman and their adjustment. Students go through what is a considered a “developmental disturbance” and struggle to establish some sense of identity. This affects the social aspect of their college experience and makes them drawn to drinking. I explored the effects of the environment on an individual, as well as the individual’s effect on the environment and discovered that students who drink tend to by psychologically unstable and uncomfortable with their college adjustment. Community college students were included in this examination because they represent a separate, but equally important, population. Motivation was taken into consideration as well, in regards to whether a student is first generational or not. In summation, it was found that privatization takes advantage of the general struggle with college adjustment and accepts underage drinking.


Andrew, F. W., BaileyShea, C., & McIntosh, S. (2012). Community college student alcohol use: Developing context-specific evidence and prevention approaches. Community College Review, 40(1), 25-45. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1007871979?accountid=13626

 Aspelmeier, Jeffery; Love, Michael; McGill, Lauren; Elliot, Ann; Pierce, Thomas. “Self-Esteem, Locus of Control, College Adjustment, And GPA Among First-And Continuing-Generation Students: A Moderator Model of Generational Status.” Research in High Education 53.7 (n.d.): 755. EBSCO: OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson) (EBSCO EIT) (XML). Web. 27 Nov.2012.

Fisher, Celia B.; Fried, Adam L.; Anushko, Andrea. “Development And Validation of the College Drinking Influences Survey.” Journal of American College Health 56.3 (n.d.): 217. EBSCO: Academic Search Premier (EBSCO EIT) (EIT) (XML), Web. 28. Nov.2012.
Galatzer-Levy, Isaac R.; Burton, Charles L.; Bonanno, George A. “Coping Flexibility, Potentially Traumatic Life Events, And Resilience: A Prospective Study of College Student Adjustment.” Journal of Social & Clinical Psycholohy 31.6 (n.d.): 542. EBSCO: Academic Search Premier (EBSCO EIT) (XML). Web. 5 Dec.2012.
Gladwell, Malcolm. "Annals of Anthropology: Drinking Games." (underlined) (The New Yorker). February 15 & 22, 2010: 70-76.

Hoeppner, Bettina B.; Barnett, Nancy E; Jackson, Kristina M.; Colby, Suzanne M.; Kahler, Christopher W.; Monti, Peter M.; Read, Jennifer; Tevyaw, Tracy; Wood, Mark; Corriveau, Donald; Fingeret, Allan. "Daily College Student Drinking Patterns Across The First Year Of College." Journal Of Studies On Alcohol & Drugs 73.4 (n.d.): 613. EBSCO: Academic Search Premier (EBSCO EIT) (XML). Web. 14 Oct. 2012.
LaBrie, Joseph W.; Ehret, Phillip J.;Hummer, Justin F. “Poor Adjustment to College Life Mediates the Relationship Between Drinking Motives and Alcohol Consequences: A Look at College Adjustment, Drinking Motives, and Drinking Outcomes.” Addictive Behaviors 37.4 (n.d.): 379-386. Thomson Scientific: ISI Web of Knowledge—Web of Science. Web. 4 Nov. 2012.

MORROW,JENNIFER ANN; ACKERMANN, MARGOT E. “Intention To Persist and Retention Of First-Year Students: The Importance Of Motivation And Sense Of Belonging.” College Student Journal 46.3 (n.d.): 483. EBSCO: Academic Search Premier (EBSCO EIT) (XML). Web. 5 Dec. 2012.
Nichols, Thomas (Interview with the Assistant Coordinator of the Livingston Apartment of Rutgers University, experience as an residential assistant, RA, for four years, Graduate Intern)

Osberg, Timothy M.; Billingsley, Katherine; Eggert, Meredith. “From Animal House To Old School: A Multiple Mediation Analysis Of The Association Between College Drinking Movie Exposure And Freshman Drinking And Its Consequence.” Addictive Behaviors 37.8 (n.d.): 922 – 930. Thomson Scientific: ISI Web of Knowledge –Web of Science. Web. 11 Nov. 2012.

Link to Paper: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CvWkdPEU0ISzpgyQ6H-zQmSoaRiv25qzJHpWkQbos3Y/edit

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