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Assessing leadership strategies for alcohol abuse prevention among fraternity and sorority students, Stephen J. Simo

Label
Assessing leadership strategies for alcohol abuse prevention among fraternity and sorority students
Title
Assessing leadership strategies for alcohol abuse prevention among fraternity and sorority students
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Simo
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
College fraternities and sororities were founded on the shared values of fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and community service. Known as Greek organizations for their identifying letters, fraternities and sororities have grown to be among the largest values-based organizations on campuses with value statements that complement institutional academic missions. Nonetheless, according to a report of the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), "high-risk alcohol use has played a large part in unraveling the fabric of Greek organizations nationwide" (2006, p. 3). Research concerning substance abuse prevention among Greek members is limited (NIC, 2006), even though during college, Greek membership is associated with high levels of alcohol consumption and related problems (CASA 2007; Cashin, Presley, & Meilmen 1998; Sher, Bartholow, & Nanda, 2001). This mixed methods evaluation study examined the relationship between participation by Greek-life students in a comprehensive alcohol prevention program, based on Environmental Intervention Strategies (DeJong & Saltz, 2007), and their behaviors with regard to alcohol use and the learning competencies of relationships, membership and leadership, citizenship, diversity, communications, self-awareness, and critical thinking? A questionnaire was administered to Greek-life students (N = 748) at a public flagship university in the Northeast. Questionnaire items were constructed using the University Learning Outcomes Assessment (Barrett & Fredrick, 2009) and a component of the College Alcohol Survey (Wechsler et al., 1994). Surveyed Greek-life students had higher overall learning-outcomes mean scores compared to the national means. Further examination revealed that participants with leadership classes had lower mean scores than general members and national fraternity members. Additionally, statistical analyses of the questionnaire data indicated that Greek-life leaders suffered more negative consequences due to alcohol use and that alcohol consumption for men significantly outpaced that for women. Overall alcohol use by Greek-life students at the research site was comparable to college student national norms. Three focus groups, general members (N = 8) leaders without leadership classes (N = 8) and leaders with leadership classes (N = 7) provided additional insights (Creswell, 2009). Several themes emerged from the focus groups: friends, activity, and service; positive feelings and affinity; alumni connections; and personal development. Stress and anxiety emerged as problems for leaders
Cataloging source
MUU
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Simo, Stephen J
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation year
2011.
Granting institution
Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School, Johnson & Wales University,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5135
LC item number
.S556 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • College students
  • Greek letter societies
  • Alcoholism
  • Educational leadership
Target audience
specialized
Label
Assessing leadership strategies for alcohol abuse prevention among fraternity and sorority students, Stephen J. Simo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900476896
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 139 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900476896
Label
Assessing leadership strategies for alcohol abuse prevention among fraternity and sorority students, Stephen J. Simo
Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900476896
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 139 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900476896

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