Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences

2016

Conference

University of Northern Iowa

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Education

Friends In High Places: Drinkers’ Perceptions Of Gender, Sobriety, And Relationships With Nondrinkers, Seth Behrends Mar 2016

Friends In High Places: Drinkers’ Perceptions Of Gender, Sobriety, And Relationships With Nondrinkers, Seth Behrends

Research in the Capitol

This study examines the sociological questions of how sobriety impacts friendships or relationships between college student drinkers and nondrinkers, and how drinking and sobriety influence perceptions of gender and sexuality in the eyes of college student drinkers. Researchers in the past have tended to focus on the population of students in college who drink, and significantly fewer studies have discussed issues involving students who do not consume alcohol. Ten college student drinkers, consisting of five men and five women, were interviewed in this study. Participants tended to have very few to no nondrinking friendships, primarily associating this separation with conflicting ...