Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Who Paid for this study???
WHAT A SURPRISE??
You put Young men and women together and you get more sex, alcohol, and porn?
A new study finds university students in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink every week. And no surprise, they're also likely to have more sexual partners, the study found. Also, pornography use was higher among students in coed dorms.Among the results:
* 42 percent of students in coed housing reported binge drinking on a weekly basis.
* 18 percent of students in gender-specific housing reported binge drinking weekly.
"In a time when college administrators and counselors pay a lot of attention to alcohol-related problems on their campuses, this is a call to more fully examine the influence of housing environment on student behavior," said Jason Carroll, a study coauthor and professor of family life at Brigham Young University. BYU was not one of the participating campuses.
The findings are detailed in the Journal of American College Health.
You can see the survey they had students complete here