College Women's Experiences and Perceptions of Drinking: A Phenomenological Exploration

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L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: College women's drinking rates are increasing, yet there is limited research on what is contributing to this phenomenon. In this study, the authors explored a fuller picture of how college women experience and perceive drinking situations. Qualitative data from 2 focus groups of high-risk and low-risk drinkers were analyzed with interpretative phenomenological analysis. Similarities and contrasts are discussed, implications for college counselors are highlighted, and areas for future research are recommended.

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Journal of College Counseling, 20(2), 99-112
Language: English
Date: 2017
college women, drinking, interpretative phenomenological analysis, perceptions

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