Alcohol is the most widely abused drugs in the world by young people in college and learning institutions. This paper will examine the effect of alcohol consumption to the college students on their aggressiveness. The study conducted by interviewing 30 respondents who were the college student. The student was given a survey question are continuing question of their drinking behaviors. The students were also asked to respond to the questions on their aggressiveness and the effect of their drinking habits on the academic performance. The hypothesis of the study is the more the alcohol consumed, the higher the aggressiveness of the college students and the poor the academic performance. Alcohol consumption is a common behavior with college students. The greatest demerits of drinking alcohol to college students are; property damage and vandalism, interpersonal conflicts and fights, sexual violence, and interference of other student ways of life. The learning institutions like colleges and universities end up paying for the damage caused by the drunkard students in term of monetary values. These damages include; damaged campus property, loss of tuition for students dropping out of academic progress, employment of college and university personnel who deal with alcohol related problems, disciplinary cases of alcoholism, security personnel employment. Another indirect cost brought by the alcoholism from student; bad relationship between the learning institution and the community surrounding them. The study did not include all alcohol usage, outside of what the respondent did on their own outside the study, but they responded to questions on the survey that are designed to determine the amount of alcohol respondents used and their aggressiveness after the usage of the alcohol. From the study, student from different ethnic group has a different rate of alcohol consumption. The white seems to take the highest percentage of those involved in the study with 433%. The study shows that there is a significant difference between a student who involve themselves in the fight and those who do not fight. This is because; the p-value of the fight is 0.017 which is less than 0.05 level of confidence. We thus conclude that, assuming equal variance, the student involved in alcoholism and those not involved have a significant difference. For the assumption of equal variance not assumed, the p-value is 0.002 which is less that 0.05 level of confidence. This implies that there is a significant difference between a student who fight when they take alcohol and those who do not fight when they take alcohol. We thus conclude that there is a great effect of alcoholism among the college students and their aggressiveness.
The factor that drove me to study this research is because most of my relative is a college student and am directly involved with the college administration. The materials used in the study were to test the sample of the question to test how much each drink and how their behaviors are affected. The question in the questionnaire determines the amount of alcohol consumed their effect among the students and their aggressiveness.
Literature review 1
Different studies regarding the drinking of alcohol among the college students have taken different directions. Many studies have studied on the health effect of alcoholism among the college students. According to Davies and Major (2008), in a study that measured underage drinking behaviors in a private university, 43.1 percentages reported drinking al least once a week, 53.6 percentage reported drinking alcohol five or few beers per week. According to Davies, and Major(2008), drinking alcohol in college is not unusual activity.
Literature review 2
According to Yusko, Buckman, Pandina and White (2008) the Americans consume the largest amount of alcohol in the age of 18-25 years. This is the age group of people who are in most of the colleges and universities. According to Yusko et al., 2008, drinking of alcohol is a common behavior among the college students.
The study consisted of 30 college and university students. The range of the student involved in the study was between 18 and 26 years. The ethnic grouping is 43.3 percent white, 26.7 percentage Hispanic, 6.7 percentage black or African American, 13.3 percentage Asian, and 10 percentage others. The students were randomly selected, and the questionnaires were issued to them. The materials used in the study were to test the sample of the question to test how much each drink and how their behaviors are affected. The question in the questionnaire determines the amount of alcohol consumed their effect among the students and their aggressiveness.
The bar graph shows the relative distribution of the students involved in the study. The whites had the highest number of students in the study while the black were the least involved in the study.
For equal variance assumption, the difference in the aggressiveness of the student involved in alcoholic is very significant. This is because the p-value in the difference in group to fight is 0.017 which is less than the 0.05 level of confidence. We thus conclude that there is a significant difference between the groups of student who fight due to alcohol. The f-statistic is 20.788 and a significant value of .000 thus there is a significant difference in the two groups. The confidence interval in the two groups does not contain zero and hence there is a significant difference in the difference, in the mean of the two groups. For unequal variance not assumed, the difference in the group fight is significant since it has a p-value of 0.002 which is less than the 0.05 level of confidence. This means that there is a significant difference in the mean of the student who is involved with an alcoholic and fight.
Limitation of the study
The results of my study are biased since several unbiased methods were not taken into considerations, the sample was not randomized and hence the sample used was not a complete representation of the college populations. The sample was also small to represent the population of the entire college and use of such small population leads to a biased inference of the population. Since not many students responded to my survey, my sample size in very small, only 27 students, most females. Most of the students were white and Hispanic. Therefore, in my Sample, females and whites are over-represented.
The alcoholic has a great effect among the college student and the aggressiveness caused by the alcohol usage. Alcohol has a great effect on the aggressiveness of the student both to the fellow student and even themselves. The consumption of alcohol has a very great effect on the aggressiveness and many of the college students end up being violent and fight for no or even small issues. The control of the drinking habit may be of great importance to the college environment. The drinking alcohol may also affect the academic performance and thus it of great importance if the student stops.
Davies, P., & Major, M. (2008). An examination of underage drinking in a sample of
Private university students. College Student Journal. 42, 982-985.
Yusko, D., Buckman, J., White, H., & Pandina, R. (2008). Alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and performance enhancers: A comparison use by college student athletes and non-athletes.