Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

M.S. in Health Promotion

Department

Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

First Advisor

Jeffrey S. Hallam

Second Advisor

Sarahmona M. Przybyla

Third Advisor

Martha Bass

Relational Format

dissertation/thesis

Abstract

Alcohol misuse by students is a prevalent public health problem on college campuses across the nation. Underage drinking and binge drinking are two distinct forms of alcohol misuse that are common among college students and often result in negative consequences for the students, the universities, and the surrounding communities. As a result, there is an increasing need for universities to provide targeted intervention programs for students who misuse alcohol. Furthermore, it is important that the selected interventions are capable of successful implementation on campus. The University of Mississippi currently utilizes the brief alcohol screening intervention for college students (basics) program for students who violate university alcohol policies. The purpose of this study was to conduct a process evaluation of the basics program at the University of Mississippi and determine the extent to which this program is being implemented in its intended manner. The evaluation was conducted by attending the basics training session for providers, interviewing the assistant director for student health and the former program director, analyzing basics records, and observing individual and group counseling sessions. Findings indicate that basics at the University of Mississippi is not being implemented as intended, due to less individual counseling sessions and the lack of motivational interviewing (mi) utilized during individual counseling sessions. Two recommendations include the addition of individual counseling sessions and the use of a mi trainer to instruct providers on proper implementation.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.