Pseudo-Underage Students' Access to Alcohol Surrounding Three College Campuses
The objective of this study was to determine underage college students' ability to purchase alcohol in their immediate campus environment. Approximately 25% of off-site (e.g., liquor stores) and on-site (e.g., bars) outlets surrounding 3 college campuses were selected for this study. At each campus, one male and one female auditor, age 21 or 22 years, conducted alcohol access audits (audits) by attempting to purchase alcohol without identification. Audits resulted in the purchase of alcohol without identification at 2 to 15 off-site outlets (5%–13.9%) and 0 to 19 of on-site outlets (0%–21.6%), with no significant differences among campuses (P = .36 and P = .16), respectively. This is the first report of alcohol access in the college environment. The rate of successful purchase was lower than previously reported for other environments (range 26%–73%).
Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
DOI of Published Version
Koenings, Mallory M.; Olfert, Melissa D.; Kattelmann, Kendra; and Nitzke, Susan, "Pseudo-Underage Students' Access to Alcohol Surrounding Three College Campuses" (2013). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 230.