Title

A Search for Balance and Coping: Non-Traditional Students' Alcohol and Marijuana Use

Date

6-1-2017 10:45 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 11:00 AM

Location

WUC Calapooia Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Debi Brannan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

An increasing number of older adults and students balancing multiple roles are returning to higher education. These students are not only balancing their school work, but also their work lives and family lives (Gilardi & Guglielmetti, 2011). According to the Monitoring the Future study, (2010; sponsored by NIDA & NIH) college students have higher incidences of heavy drinking and extreme binge drinking. It is also important to note that college students have an annual marijuana prevalence of 33%, with males using more than females. Our goal in the present study is to investigate the stressors unique to non-traditional students as they are balancing these multiple roles, specifically their consumption of alcohol and marijuana and the role that social support plays in their lives. Data will be analyzed using a mixed methods approach. Future directions, implications, and limitations will be discussed.

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A Search for Balance and Coping: Non-Traditional Students' Alcohol and Marijuana Use

WUC Calapooia Room

An increasing number of older adults and students balancing multiple roles are returning to higher education. These students are not only balancing their school work, but also their work lives and family lives (Gilardi & Guglielmetti, 2011). According to the Monitoring the Future study, (2010; sponsored by NIDA & NIH) college students have higher incidences of heavy drinking and extreme binge drinking. It is also important to note that college students have an annual marijuana prevalence of 33%, with males using more than females. Our goal in the present study is to investigate the stressors unique to non-traditional students as they are balancing these multiple roles, specifically their consumption of alcohol and marijuana and the role that social support plays in their lives. Data will be analyzed using a mixed methods approach. Future directions, implications, and limitations will be discussed.