The Influence of Peer and Parental Norms on First-generation College Students’ Binge Drinking Trajectories

DiGuiseppi, Davis, Meisel, et al. / Addictive Behaviors / December 2019

First-generation college students are those whose parents have not completed a four-year college degree. The current study addressed the lack of research on first-generation college students’ alcohol use by comparing the binge drinking trajectories of first-generation and continuing-generation students over their first three semesters. The dynamic influence of peer and parental social norms on students’ binge drinking frequencies were also examined.