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Improving College Health: The Effects of Peer Influence on Perceptions and Behaviors of Greeks and Athletes

Abstract This study took place at SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY during the 2018-2019 academic year, and was conducted to examine the effect of the Health Ambassador (HA) program on reducing drinking, drug use, and other potential detrimental health behaviors among Greeks and athletes. Study participants included 147 participants derived from two groups of undergraduate students. Group 1 included 18 students who participated in the Health Ambassador program. Group 2 included 129 men and women who were recruited from three athletic teams and two campus sororities. Group 2 was further divided into intervention and control groups.

A five-week multi-phase health and leadership intervention, consisting of health and leadership trainings and ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Lindner, Jonathan (Author) / Bertrand, Melanie (Advisor) / Kenyon, Charles (Committee member) / Pivovarova, Margarita (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Health / Leadership / Peer / Student
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 224 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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