Project Achieve was designed to gain a better understanding of how consequence specific constructs, such as willingness to experience and intention to avoid a consequence, influence experiencing alcohol-related consequences in undergraduate students who consume alcohol. It implements both a short-term (1 year) and long-term (over 4 years) longitudinal design to examine factors such as contextual changes (e.g., moving from on-campus to off-campus housing, turning 21) that may affect student endorsement of alcohol consumption. Additionally, subgroups of students who are at higher risk for experiencing consequences and developing chronic alcohol use patterns are examined, as well as optimal ways to target them with intervention efforts.
Funded by the NIH/NIAAA.
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Mallett, Ph.D.
Reavy, R., Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., Scaglione, N. M., Sell, N. M., & Turrisi, R. (2016). An examination of the relationship between consequence-specific normative belief patterns and alcohol-related consequences among college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(12), 2631-2638. PMCID: PMC5133153 [PubMed]
Mallett, K. A., Scaglione, N. M., Reavy, R., & Turrisi, R. (2015). Longitudinal patterns of alcohol mixed with energy drink use among college students and their associations with risky drinking and problems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(3), 389-396. PMCID: PMC4440297 [PubMed]
Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., Cleveland, M. J., Scaglione, N. M., Reavy, R., Sell, N. M., & Varvil-Weld, L. (2015). A dual process examination of alcohol-related consequences among first-year college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(6), 862-871. PMCID: PMC4712656 [PubMed]
Scaglione, N. M., Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., Reavy, R., Cleveland, M. J., & Ackerman, S. (2015). Who will experience the most alcohol problems in college? The roles of middle and high school drinking tendencies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(10), 2039-2046. PMCID: PMC4592443 [PubMed]