College Students’ Exposure to Alcohol Drinking Drinking alcoholic beverages among college students is widely common nowadays in this generation. Several reasons can be recognized why students drink alcohol. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc, (2016), improving self-confidence, altering own identity (to adapt), curiosity, lack of parental advice, problems of daily living, running away from family dilemma, experiencing academic difficulty and other mental-related problems drive the teenagers to drink alcohol. Considering the reasons stated above, these can be some of the many ways how young people manage with their personal, emotional and social problems that they are experiencing.
Although peers may be an important coping mechanism during this transitional period, the increase of peer involvement in a student’s everyday life may influence the increase of peer pressure as well. This is because peers can encourage one another to engage in activities they or they may not like such as alcohol and drug use. Age or rank mates act as influential models in introducing new lifestyles to their age mates and they can even put each other under pressurized risky behaviors. By modeling these behaviors to their peers, college students are viewing alcohol use as a positive and socially acceptable experience (Kinard& Webster, 2011). The social identity theory may help to explain why college students are influenced by peer pressure (Regan & Morrison, 2011).
The personality of the student has an obvious effect. Those that are impulse and risk-seeking increase their likelihood of drinking more in college (Shou and Kazemi). There is also the parenting style and environment the parents create before college. Children with parents that are low involvement or pro-alcohol drink more than those that had high-monitoring parents (parenting). Once a student reaches college their decision can also affect the chance they drink more or less than their peers.
Parents will then know what their child is doing while away in college and whether their child has a drinking habit or not. Most importantly, when colleges enforce hese uderage drinking laws,they will affect
How does advertisements relate to the underage consumption of alcohol? In “Effects of Alcohol Advertising Exposure on Drinking Among Youth”, Leslie Snyder writes about the danger of alcohol advertising and how it affects teens who are exposed to it. To get the claim across, Snyder uses ethics, emotion, and reason to argue against some alcohol advertisements’ methods. To prove the hypothesis that advertisements affects youth drinking, Snyder makes telephone surveys and incorporates the data into the article.
Alexus University, like a good portion of universities and institutes of higher learning in the United States, has become known as a party school. The issue of underage drinking has become a matter of great concern for the university, as they believe that this is working to damage their reputation as a serious institute of learning; instead of students applying to the school because they want to learn, officials are noticing an ever increasing trend in the types of applicants who are looking to attend the school. In particular, they are seeing an increase in the number of average and below average students who are applying, students whose records and attitudes indicate that they are less concerned with education and more concerned with having a good time. Other schools with prior reputations as party schools have started to turn that reputation around through the targeted use of anti-drinking campaigns. It is to this end that the college board of directors has requested that individuals associated with the Alexus University campus work to come up with different campaigns that may be utilized in order to work to negate and decrease the current behaviors of students on campus, ensuring that the campus’s reputation may once again be restored to its previous splendor.
He argues that “campus would be brighter” with a bar, he also asserts that the cause of binge drinking among students is the administration’s obsession with alcohol abuse. On the other hand,he insists a campus bar would promote peace and tranquility, relieve stress, and bring in revenue: “if the Student Union were to sell beer, it would also be selling responsible drinking in a saner, more soothing environment, which would make the city, the campus, and everyone else concerned a great deal happier. Of course, the campus would also be a great deal happier with the additional income generated by alcohol sales. The amount taken in would be staggering. And who knows, it would possibly augment parking revenues as well.”
From the survey that we conducted, we have found out that it is really true that teenagers are greatly influenced by the people around them. According to conflict perspective, it assumes that social life is shaped by groups and individuals who struggle or compete with one another over various resources and reward resulting in particular distributions of power, wealth, and prestige in societies and social systems. It is in fact a well said statement since we all indeed separate into our own groups and peers. A question why peers are related to underage drinking? Well you see, it can also be a huge threat for some other people since they tend to follow what others are doing, without even having any second thoughts on that specific
1. In The Surprising Reality About Hook-Up Culture in College, Kate Dwyer explains that hooking up in college is not as often as many people believe it to be. This article is about the myth of the constant hook ups in college.
There has been research that shows the negative effects of lowering the drinking age that goes way beyond drunken incidents. The February 2013 issue of “Mental Health Weekly Digest” showed the findings of Dr. Andrew D. Plunk of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. It is quite obvious that the most abused drug by adolescents is alcohol, and it can have lasting effects. "Furthermore, human brain development continues into the third decade of life, raising concern that heavy adolescent alcohol misuse may produce cognitive deficits and impairment in memory and attention” Plank proclaimed. “Numerous studies have linked binge drinking to poorer academic performance (Mental Health Weekly Digest).”
Addictive Behaviors This study, “Heavy Episodic Drinking and its Consequences: The Protective Effects of Same-Sex, Residential Living-Learning Communities for Undergraduate Women” aims to find the impact the environment has on drinking and alcohol abuse. The areas of comparison are single-sex resident living communities, mixed sex residential learning communities, single sex non residential learning communities, and mixed non residential learning communities. This study can possible lead to a solution to underage drinking in colleges, if it is valid and significant. If it does not lead to a solution, it can still provide insight as to the overwhelming number of underage college students who drink.
Mr. Chairman, judges, ladies and gentleman, todays motion is the oppositions of the current drinking age. We believe the drinking age should be lowered. First, the current alcohol culture is lethal to many young adults. Many college professors would argue the same point.
In an excerpt from the book called, Strapped, written by Tamara Draut, it talks about how college campuses rather than preparing their students to succeed they have been endorsing products that are initially setting them up to fail. It goes on more than just students of colleges being set up to fail, it also talks about young adults getting credit cards. I will be analyzing and discussing the different aspects of this excerpt. The introduction and thesis statement of this argument seems to be written quite well.