Differences Between Actual and Perceived Student Norms: An Examination of Alcohol Use, Drug Use, and Sexual Behavior

@article{Martens2006DifferencesBA,
  title={Differences Between Actual and Perceived Student Norms: An Examination of Alcohol Use, Drug Use, and Sexual Behavior},
  author={Matthew P. Martens and Jennifer C Page and Emily S Mowry and Krista M Damann and Kari K. Taylor and M. Dolores Cimini},
  journal={Journal of American College Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={54},
  pages={295 - 300}
}
Researchers in the social norms area have previously focused primarily on alcohol consumption, paying comparatively less attention to drug use and sexual behavior. The major purposes of this study were to (1) compare perceptions of peer norms in the areas of alcohol use, drug use, and sexual behavior with actual behavior and (2) determine if a relationship existed between a student's perceptions of normative behavior and a student's actual behavior. Participants were 833 college students at a… Expand
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