Project EMERGE was designed to examine the different patterns, consequences, and risk factors of alcohol use among emerging adults who never enrolled in any type of academic or training institution (e.g., trade schools, community colleges, 4-year universities) after graduating high school. Although such youth comprise a substantial portion of young adults in the United States, virtually no intervention efforts are directed toward preventing high-risk alcohol use or related consequences among this group. A future goal of this research is to understand the similarities and differences of alcohol use and related consequences in non-college youth in comparison to young adults who do attend college or other academic institutions.
Funded by the Penn State Consortium on Families and Children.
Awarded to Michael Cleveland, Ph.D.
Cleveland, M. J., Reavy, R., Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., & White, H. R. (2014). Moderating effects of positive parenting and maternal alcohol use on emerging adults’ alcohol use: Does living at home matter? Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), 869-878. PMCID: PMC3982921 [PubMed]
Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., White, H. R., Turrisi, R., & Favero, S. (2013). Patterns of alcohol use and related consequences among non-college-attending emerging adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(1), 84-93. PMCID: PMC3517266 [PubMed]
Scaglione, N., Turrisi, R., Cleveland, M., Mallett, K. A. & Comer, C. (2013). Identifying theoretical predictors of risky alcohol use among non-college emerging adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(5), 765-769. [PubMed]