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dc.contributor.authorByrd, Kaitland Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-02T08:00:27Z
dc.date.available2013-06-02T08:00:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-01en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:477en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/23124
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the influence of social control and differential association on an individual\'s alcohol consumption.  It was hypothesized that the four bonds of social control: attachment, involvement, commitment, and belief will decrease the likelihood of engaging in excessive drinking behaviors (Hirschi 1969). Hawdon\'s (1996) revised version of involvement that accounts for differences in the visibility of activities will be used instead of the traditional idea of involvement. This study compared the drinking behavior of college and non-college students. It was also hypothesized that having peer groups that engage in excessive drinking behaviors will influence the amount of alcohol that an individuals consume, because they are attempting to remain a part of that peer group (Sutherland 1947). This study used the Add Health  data set to tests these hypotheses.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectdifferential associationen_US
dc.subjectroutine activitiesen_US
dc.subjectsocial controlen_US
dc.subjectbinge drinkingen_US
dc.titleControlling "What You\'re Supposed to Do in College": An Examination of Social Control and Differential Association on Binge Drinking Behaviorsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMSen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHawdon, James Een_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVogt Yuan, Anastasia Sueen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFuller, Theodore Den_US


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