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The social psychology of college drinking behavior and implications for counseling

Bayles, Cody (2013) The social psychology of college drinking behavior and implications for counseling. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 4. pp. 1-19.

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Alcohol abuse among college students comes with consequences that can be academic, social, emotional, sexual, and physical in nature (Smith & Berger, 2010). Despite the penalties, college students are prone to engage in risky alcohol consumption behaviors. Social cognitive theory, developed by Albert Bandura (1989) provides a framework for understanding drinking behaviors among college students. Triadic reciprocal determinism posits a reciprocal influence exists between a person’s environment, personal factors, and behaviors. Prior research helps to understand the reciprocal influence between these three areas as they relate to college students and Greek membership (Capone, Wood, Borsari, & Laird, 2007; Phua, 2011), student housing (Hummer, LaBrie, & Pedersen, 2012), social norms (Read, Wood, & Capone, 2005), alcohol expectancies (Wood, Read, Palfai, & Stevenson, 2001; Wardell & Read, 2012; Iwamoto, Corbin, Lejuez, & MacPherson, 2013), emotional intelligence (Ghee & Johnson, 2008; Claros & Sharma, 2012), self-efficacy (Kuther & Timoshin, 2003), and alcohol use. Implications for utilizing motivational and cognitive-behavioral interventions to reduce problematic alcohol use are considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, college, drinking, alcohol, abuse, counseling, social cognitive theory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 20:45
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2644

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