Title

College-student use of protective behavioral strategies on the Missouri S&T campus: A review of previous research and directions for future research

Presenter Information

Samantha M. Kempker

Department

Psychological Science

Major

Psychology

Research Advisor

Henslee, Amber M.

Advisor's Department

Psychological Science

Abstract

Event-specific drinking is associated with even riskier alcohol use among college students than drinking during typical occasions (Neighbors et al., 2011). The use of protective behavioral strategies (PBS; e.g., using a designated driver, limiting the number of drinks consumed) is associated with less risky alcohol use and fewer alcohol-related consequences (Benton et al, 2004; Delva et al, 2004; Martens et al, 2004). Previous research has investigated which college student demographics (i.e., gender, ethnicity; Lawrence, Abel, & Hall, 2010) predict use of protective behavioral strategies. The Missouri S&T campus provides a unique demographic population (i.e., mostly European American males) and campus culture (i.e., large celebratory event-specific drinking occasions) for studying use of protective behavioral strategies. These studies investigated various aspects of the use of protective behavioral strategies on the Missouri S&T campus. Results of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.

Biography

Samantha Kempker was born in the small town of Taos, MO. She grew up loving anything involving the outdoors and continues to love hunting, camping, and driving her four-wheeler. In high school, Samantha's school counselor instilled in her a love for psychology and she is now a senior psychology major at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. After graduating, Samantha intends to obtain her PhD in clinical psychology. Her long-term career goals include conducting research to improve therapy for juveniles and to instill a passion for psychology in the younger generation through a career as a professor.

Research Category

Social Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Social Sciences oral presentation, First place

Location

Ozark Room

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2014, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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College-student use of protective behavioral strategies on the Missouri S&T campus: A review of previous research and directions for future research

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Event-specific drinking is associated with even riskier alcohol use among college students than drinking during typical occasions (Neighbors et al., 2011). The use of protective behavioral strategies (PBS; e.g., using a designated driver, limiting the number of drinks consumed) is associated with less risky alcohol use and fewer alcohol-related consequences (Benton et al, 2004; Delva et al, 2004; Martens et al, 2004). Previous research has investigated which college student demographics (i.e., gender, ethnicity; Lawrence, Abel, & Hall, 2010) predict use of protective behavioral strategies. The Missouri S&T campus provides a unique demographic population (i.e., mostly European American males) and campus culture (i.e., large celebratory event-specific drinking occasions) for studying use of protective behavioral strategies. These studies investigated various aspects of the use of protective behavioral strategies on the Missouri S&T campus. Results of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.