Identifier

etd-05262006-081829

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Leadership, Research and Counseling

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

This study evaluates the presence of a relationship between a student’s level of Intellectual Development, as measured by Moore’s Learning Environment Preferences (LEP) test, and harmful drinking behavior in college students. An online survey instrument was sent to a random sample of 3,000 undergraduate students at a large public research-intensive four-year college in the South via student email accounts. The survey instrument included items about student drinking behavior, perception of peer student drinking behavior, and the Learning Environment Preferences Test. The results showed that there is a statistically significant relationship (inverse) between intellectual development and binge drinking behavior, after controlling for perception of peer binge-drinking behavior, but no relationship between intellectual development and drinking in general. A finding that increasing intellectual development levels may result in reduced negative drinking behavior has implications for curriculum development.

Date

2006

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Jerry Willis

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