A Study of Self-Monitoring and Consultation Model Strategies for Alcohol Abuse Prevention in High-Risk College Males
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
John D. Alcorn
This study was designed to test the effectiveness of self-monitoring and consultation services treatment strategies for alcohol abuse prevention on a sample of fraternity pledges at a large state university. Eighty-nine Fall 1983 pledges from four fraternities at the University of Southern Mississippi were assigned on a group basis to one of four treatment conditions: Self-monitoring, consultation services, a combination self-monitoring/consultation services, and no-treatment. Self-report devices were used to gather baseline and post-treatment data for alcohol consumption. Data analyzed included alcohol consumption over a one week post-treatment and a five-month follow-up interval. All data were subjected to analyses of covariance using pretreatment scores as covariates. Selected group X group comparisons were analyzed via directional t-tests. The findings showed significant differences existed among groups at post-treatment and five-month follow-up periods. It was concluded the self-monitoring was a more potent treatment intervention at post-treatment, but the consultation services produced lower alcohol consumption over an extended follow-up period.
Smith, Davis Arnold, "A Study of Self-Monitoring and Consultation Model Strategies for Alcohol Abuse Prevention in High-Risk College Males" (1985). Dissertation Archive. 2941.