2023 Author: Bryan Walter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 22:24
Alcohol abuse while attending university reduces the chances of finding a job after graduation. This is the conclusion reached by an international group of scientists who studied the career success of graduates who talked about their bad habits during their studies. Studies have calculated that six episodes of excessive alcohol abuse per month while attending college reduces the chances of finding a job after graduation by 10 percent. The article was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
The chances of finding a job after graduating from a higher educational institution are influenced by many different factors: from the prestige of the university and a separate study program to individual motivation and the desire to earn money. Health factors such as drug and alcohol use can also affect career development.
The authors of the new work conducted a longitudinal study to find out if alcohol abuse at the university affects success in finding a job in the future. The study involved 827 American students, each of whom provided information about alcohol consumption during study and whether or not he had a steady income one year after graduation.
Scientists collected information on the amount of alcohol consumed and the frequency of use, as well as the number of single episodes of alcohol abuse at the university (40 grams of alcohol for women and 48 grams for men for two hours).
In order to limit the influence of other factors on the study results, the researchers also collected information about race, gender, availability of educational credit, initial endowment of each participant, average grade and direction of study. These indicators were also taken into account in the analysis.
It found that six episodes of alcohol abuse a month while in college reduced the chance of finding a job after graduation by an average of 10 percent. The total amount of alcohol consumed in college did not affect the chances of finding a job.
Thus, the authors of the study point out, even taking into account all the extraneous factors, the relationship between alcohol abuse during university studies and the risk of not finding a job after graduation can be considered established. To clarify the results, scientists believe, new studies are needed, which will increase the sample of former students and take into account additional factors (for example, work experience).
This work is the first longitudinal study of a Cornwell University project aimed at examining the impact of alcohol consumption during schooling on the future career of a graduate. The project is approved and funded by the US National Institutes of Health.
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