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The Use of Freshmen Seminar Programs to Deliver Personalized Feedback
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Amber M. Henslee, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Christopher J. Correia
The current study tested the effectiveness of delivering personalized feedback to first-semester college freshmen in a group lecture format. Participants enrolled in semester-long courses were randomly assigned to receive either personalized feedback or general information about alcohol. Both lecture conditions were delivered during a standard class period. Participants were reassessed after 5 weeks. Participants who received personalized feedback reported more accurate peer perceptions and higher readiness-to-change scores regarding personal alcohol use than participants who received general information. However, the results did not indicate group differences in alcohol use or alcohol-related consequences. These results support the use of freshmen seminar courses as a vehicle to provide personalized feedback to increase awareness of campus norms and increase motivation to change drinking behaviors.
Psychological Science
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© 2009 American Alcohol and Drug Information Foundation (Lansing), All rights reserved.
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Amber M. Henslee and Christopher J. Correia. "The Use of Freshmen Seminar Programs to Deliver Personalized Feedback" Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education Vol. 53 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 39 - 52 ISSN: 901482
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