Accession Number:

ADA018754

Title:

Problem Drinking and Attitudes Toward Alcohol Among Navy Recruits

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1974-30 Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

An Alcohol Experiences Questionnaire was administered to 2,045 Navy recruits to determine usage patterns, attitudes, and incidence of self-reported drinking problems for the period before their entry into the Navy. Comparisons were made between this incoming sample and naval personnel, particularly enlisted men, reporting drinking practices on a separate Navywide survey. Implications of the findings for alcohol abuse prevention and education are discussed, and research into the peer influence process is recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE