Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Michael B. Madson
College students’ alcohol use has reached alarming heights in the past 25 years and shows no signs of slowing; experiencing alcohol-related negative consequences is on the rise for this demographic. Protective behavioral strategies (PBS) can help prevent negative consequences. This study sought to determine if relationships existed between resistance to conformity and college students’ alcohol consumption, alcohol-related negative consequences experienced, and PBS use. Data were collected via online surveys from students at a Southeastern mid-sized university. As hypothesized, resistance to conformity had negative relationships with alcohol consumption (r = -.094, p = .05 ) and number of alcohol-related negative consequences experienced (r = -.195, p =.01 . As hypothesized, resistance to conformity was positively related with PBS use (r = .120, p =.01). Discrepancies among classification of drinkers, practical applications and potential future research are discussed.
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Ambrosino, Melissa, "The Relationship Between Resistance to Conformity and College Students’ Alcohol Use, Alcohol-related Consequences Experienced, and PBS Use" (2012). Honors Theses. 15.