College, shared house, or home? The impact of living situation on university students’ drinking

Lindsay, Jo, Hepworth, Julie, McGee, Tara, Leontini, Rose, Schofield, Toni, Germov, John, & Giles, Fiona (2012) College, shared house, or home? The impact of living situation on university students’ drinking. In 2012 TASA Conference : The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2012, 26-29 November 2012, School of Social Science and Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

University students are recognised as a heavy drinking group who are at risk of both short and long term harms from their alcohol consumption. This paper explores the social dynamics of drinking and the key differences between three core groups of university students – those who live at home, those living in college and those who live independently. We draw on a large scale survey of Australian university students on alcohol consumption and harm minimisation and extensive qualitative individual and focus group interviews with university students in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Our data suggests that living at home supports safer drinking in comparison to the less regulated college context or living independently in shared households.

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ID Code: 60282
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Deposited On: 29 May 2013 01:30
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