Mary Larimer’s research, on the effects of binge drinking on students transitioning to full time employment, is the subject of this EurekAlert article.
Excertpted from EurekaAlert!
Binge drinking in college may lower chances of landing a job after college
Drinking habits, not drinking itself, may impact future careers, say Tel Aviv University, Cornell University researchers
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology .
Previous studies were unable to determine the precise effect of alcohol consumption on first-time employment. But according to the new study, each individual episode of student binge-drinking during a month-long period lowers the odds of attaining full-time employment upon graduation by 1.4 percent.
"The manner in which students drink appears to be more influential than how much they drink when it comes to predicting the likelihood of getting a job upon graduation," says Prof. Peter Bamberger of TAU's Coller School of Business Management and Cornell University, who co-authored the study with Prof. Samuel Bacharach of Cornell University; Prof. Mary Larimer and Prof. Irene Geisner, both of the University of Washington; Jacklyn Koopmann of Auburn University; Prof. Inbal Nahum-Shani of the University of Michigan; and Prof. Mo Wang of the University of Florida.
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