Alteration of drinking pattern after the entrance of university

T. Umezono, Y. Kono, M. Kawasaki, S. Kin, Y. Okamoto, M. Kubota, N. Wada, P. Yuan, M. Arai, I. Okazaki

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Three hundred fifty-nine freshmen and freshwomen of Tokai University and Tamagawa University were examined for alcohol habituelle using questionnaires on life style and club activity as well as the established questionnaires of the Adolescent Alcohol Involvement scale (AAIS). The scores of AAIS of the male and female students were 30.6 and 27.7, respectively. About 10% of the subjects were revealed to be alcohol misusers. In both sexes, the drinking patterns remarkably changed after the entrance of university. Even in females, the drinking pattern markedly changed. The grade of club activity is one of factors influencing the drinking pattern of students. Especially big changes were observed in the students of cultural clubs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-446
Number of pages12
JournalJapanese Journal of Alcohol Studies and Drug Dependence
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • AAIS
  • alcoholism
  • drinking pattern
  • freshman
  • ikki-nomi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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