The power of philosophy, policies, programs, practices, and participation: alcohol-related institutional congruence and college students' attitudes and behaviors

dc.contributor.advisor Larry H. Ebbers
dc.contributor.author Nelson, William
dc.contributor.department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.date 2018-08-24T17:28:50.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:02:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:02:32Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2002
dc.date.issued 2002-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The relationship between alcohol-related institutional congruence and college students' attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol was examined. Alcohol-related institutional congruence is defined as the co-congruence among the philosophy, policies, programs, and practices related to alcohol and among administrators, faculty, and students in their understanding and application of the philosophy, policies, programs, and practices related to alcohol. The relationship between student participation in alcohol-related policy and program development and students' attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol was also examined.;Conducted using qualitative research methods, this instrumental case study was designed to provide a better understanding of the research focus (alcohol-related institutional congruence) with the actual case (the research site) serving as a backdrop. The research site was a large, state-assisted Midwestern Doctoral/Research University---Extensive institution. Personal interviews with administrators, faculty, and students (33 participants) provided the primary data for this study; document analysis provided secondary data.;The results indicated that alcohol-related institutional congruence has a positive effect on students' attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol. Specifically, a clear, congruent philosophy on alcohol positively affects students' attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol; an unclear, incongruent philosophy negatively affects students. Thus, the philosophy on alcohol is a powerful factor in focusing students' attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol. The results also indicated that student participation in alcohol-related policy and program development has a positive effect on students' attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol.;Based on the results, eight conclusions were developed to enhance alcohol-related institutional congruence: (1) develop an official written philosophy on alcohol; (2) reduce the number of, if not eliminate, exceptions to the university alcohol policy; (3) toughen enforcement of the university and residence life alcohol policies; (4) centralize and integrate alcohol education and abuse prevention initiatives; (5) establish greater communication and collaboration among university officials, city leaders, and local bar owners; (6) increase the level of student involvement in alcohol-related policy and program development and the extent of student participation in alcohol education and abuse prevention initiatives; (7) increase the level of institutional priority given to the university alcohol committee; and (8) eliminate the campus social normative marketing campaign or similar initiatives.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/1016/
dc.identifier.articleid 2015
dc.identifier.contextkey 6088773
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-12704
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/1016
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/63275
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Educational Administration and Supervision
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education and Teaching
dc.subject.keywords Educational leadership and policy studies
dc.subject.keywords Education (Educational leadership)
dc.subject.keywords Educational leadership
dc.title The power of philosophy, policies, programs, practices, and participation: alcohol-related institutional congruence and college students' attitudes and behaviors
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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