The role and function of drinking games in a university community

Ian M. Newman, Janet K. Crawford, Margaret J. Nellis

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Understanding the role of drinking games in college student life is critical for program planners who wish to develop education and prevention programs to reduce abusive drinking. Drinking games are popular social activities that provide a focus for social interactions but place students at considerable risk for serious consequences. This article reports preliminary results of a study using participant observation and indepth interviews to develop a typology of drinking games and describe patterns and practices associated with the games.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College Health Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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