Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mixed halls mean more binge drinking

Binge drinking is a big problem on college campuses in the U.K. and the U.S. A study of more than 500 college students by researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah has found that students in mixed-sex accommodation are more likely to binge drink. 42% of the students in mixed accommodation said that they had drinking binges weekly compared to only 8% in single-sex accommodation. The influence of type of accommodation remained even when age, gender, religious beliefs, personality and relationship status were taken into account. The students in mixed-sex accommodation were also more likely to have multiple sexual partners and to use pornography.

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