A Longitudinal and Person-centered Study of College Alcohol Consequences
Start Date: 2012
Project Achieve has been designed to gain a better understanding of how consequence-specific constructs, such as willingness to experience and intention to avoid a consequence, influence experiencing alcohol-related consequences among undergraduate students who consume alcohol. It implements both a short-term (1 year) and long-term (over 4 years) longitudinal design to examine factors such as contextual changings (e.g., moving from on-campus to off-campus housing; turning 21) that may affect student endorsement of alcohol consumption. Additionally, subgroups of students who are at higher risk for experiencing consequences and developing chronic alcohol use patterns are examined, as well as optimal ways to target them with intervention efforts.