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Research Publications


Beginning in Fall 2012, Partners in Prevention began publishing monthly research briefs. Each month, PIP members and campus administrators will receive a one-page research brief to keep key players updated on the most recent trends in the health and safety behaviors of Missouri college students.

Briefs by Topic


Driving Safety

  1. Volume 1, Number 17: A Picture of Frequent Drinkers and Drivers
  2. Volume 1, Number 8: Texting and Driving Among Missouri College Students
  3. Volume 2, Number 3: Safety Belt Usage High Among Missouri College Students
  4. Volume 2, Number 10: An Update on Texting and Driving Among Missouri College Students
  5. Volume 4, Number 6: An Update on Texting and Driving Among Missouri College Students
  6. Volume 5, Number 8: Alcohol-Impaired Driving
  7. Volume 6, Number 7: Substance Impaired Driving

Illegal Drugs + click here to learn more!

  1. Volume 1, Number 16: Missouri College Students & Illegal Drug Use
  2. Volume 1, Number 14: Marijuana & Missouri College Students
  3. Volume 1, Number 7: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among Missouri College Students
  4. Volume 2, Number 5: Prescription Drug Misuse Among Missouri College Students
  5. Volume 2, Number 8: Marijuana Use Among Missouri College Students
  6. Volume 2, Number 16: Prescription Drug Misuse: Reasons and Outcomes
  7. Volume 3, Number 3: Marijuana Use and Other High Risk Behaviors
  8. Volume 3, Number 7: Prescription Drug Misuse
  9. Volume 4, Number 3: Marijuana Use
  10. Volume 4, Number 7: Prescription & Illicit Drug Use
  11. Volume 5, Number 4: Marijuana
  12. Volume 6, Number 1: Opioid Use by Missouri College Students

Mental Health + click here to learn more!

  1. Volume 1, Number 15: Mental Health Among Self-identified LGBQQ College Students
  2. Volume 1, Number 9: Missouri College Students and Suicide
  3. Volume 1, Number 5: Missouri College Student Mental Health 2012
  4. Volume 2, Number 6: Best Practices in Campus Suicide Prevention: Highlighting Ask.listen.refer. Suicide Prevention Training for Missouri Campuses
  5. Volume 2, Number 17: Differences in Help Seeking Behaviors by Institutional Classification
  6. Volume 3, Number 13: Prevalence of Mental Health Issues with Missouri College Students
  7. Volume 4, Number 10: Suicidal Ideation and Ask Listen Refer
  8. Volume 5, Number 6: Anxiety, Stress, and Suicide
  9. Volume 6, Number 6: Help-Seeking Behaviors

Partners in Prevention

  1. Volume 1, Number 13: Campus Membership in Partners in Prevention
  2. Volume 1, Number 2, Special Edition: Missouri Partners in Prevention, Missouri College Health Behavior Survey
  3. Volume 1, Number 1: Introduction to Missouri's Higher Education Substance Abuse Consortium
  4. Volume 2, Number 1: A Look Ahead
  5. Volume 2, Number 2: The Missouri College Health Behavior Survey (MCHBS)
  6. Volume 3, Number 2: Key Findings from the 2014 Missouri College Health Behavior Survey
  7. Volume 3, Number 1: A Look Ahead: Volume 3 of the Partners in Prevention brief series
  8. Volume 3, Number 10: Campus Administrator Support for Campus Prevention Efforts
  9. Volume 4, Number 1: A Look Ahead: Volume 4 of the Partners in Prevention brief series
  10. Volume 5, Number 1: Missouri Assessment of College Health and Behaviors
  11. Volume 5, Number 5: Social Norms
  12. Volume 5, Number 12: Clery Act Reporting
  13. Volume 5, Special Edition 2: Partners in Prevention Fact Sheet
  14. Volume 5, Special Edition 1: Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors Fact Sheet
  15. Volume 6, Number 4: Missouri College Student Bystander Behavior

Alcohol + click here to learn more!

  1. Volume 1, Number 12: Underage Students Accessing Alcohol: Trend Data
  2. Volume 1, Number 11: Academic Effects of Student Drinking
  3. Volume 1, Number 4: Involvement, Academics and Alcohol Among Missouri College Students
  4. Volume 1, Number 3: Trend Data Among Students Attending Public Universities in Missouri, 2007-2012
  5. Volume 2, Number 4: The Economics of Prevention
  6. Volume 2, Number 7: Alcohol Consumption and Perception by Carnegie Classification
  7. Volume 2, Number 9: Alcohol Consequences by Carnegie Classification
  8. Volume 2, Number 11: Alcohol Related Behaviors Among Missouri College Student Athletes
  9. Volume 2, Number 12: An Analysis of Student Drinking Behavior in Comparison to Student Living Arrangements
  10. Volume 2, Number 14: Student Sense of Belonging and Drinking
  11. Volume 2, Number 13: Gender Differences in Drinking on Missouri Campuses
  12. Volume 3, Number 4: Binge Drinking and Student Retention: Binge Drinkers Consideration of Transferring
  13. Volume 3, Number 8: Consistency of Alcohol Policy Enforcement
  14. Volume 3, Number 11: Underage Drinking
  15. Volume 4, Number 9: Alcohol: Binge-drinking and Negative Consequences
  16. Volume 5, Number 7: Underage Drinking
  17. Volume 6, Number 5: Frequent Binge-Drinking Behaviors

Subpopulation Data

  1. Volume 1, Number 10: Missouri Student Veterans and Sense of Belonging on Campus
  2. Volume 2, Number 19: Key Findings for International Students on the MCHBS
  3. Volume 2, Number 15: Health Behaviors of Missouri College Students from Low-income Counties
  4. Volume 3, Number 5: Veteran Student Health Behaviors on Missouri University Campuses
  5. Volume 3, Number 6: Student Misperceptions of High Risk Behavior
  6. Volume 3, Number 9: Minority Student Health Behaviors
  7. Volume 4, Number 5: Students in Recovery
  8. Volume 4, Number 8: Sexual Orientation and the Student Experience
  9. Volume 5, Number 2: Students in Recovery
  10. Volume 5, Number 3: Alcohol Use Amongst the LGBQQ Population
  11. Volume 5, Number 10: Health Behaviors of Greek College Students
  12. Volume 5, Number 11: Tobacco Use Among LGBQQ College Students
  13. Volume 6, Number 2: Sexual Violence during Collegiate Internship or Study Abroad Programs
  14. Volume 6, Number 3: Wellbeing of Missouri Transfer Students
  15. Volume 6, Number 8: Health Behaviors of Missouri Student-Athletes

Tobacco Use + click here to learn more!

  1. Volume 1, Number 6: Tobacco Products & Missouri College Students
  2. Volume 4, Number 2: Tobacco Policy
  3. Volume 5, Number 9: Tobacco Use on Missouri College Campuses

Power-based Personal Violence + click here to learn more!

  1. Volume 2, Number 18: Sexual Violence on College Campuses
  2. Volume 3, Number 12: Sexual Violence
  3. Volume 4, Number 4: Relationship Abuse
  4. Volume 4, Number 11: Power-based Personal Violence on College Campuses

How To


Fact Sheets


MACHB fact sheet

First implemented in 2007, the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors (formerly referred to as the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey or MCHBS) is designed to understand the role of alcohol, drugs (illegal and prescription), mental health issues, and power-based personal violence on student health and wellness. The survey also assesses individual’s attitudes towards campus and community policies, other student’s behavior, and bystander interventions. The MACHB is administered online every spring to undergraduate students at Coalition campuses across the state.

Partners in Prevention fact sheet

Partners in Prevention (PIP) is Missouri’s higher education substance abuse consortium dedicated to creating healthy and safe college campuses. The coalition is comprised of 21 public and private colleges and universities across the state that work to lower high-risk behaviors among college students by implementing strategic plans for prevention using evidence-based strategies.

Prevention 101 fact sheet

Alcohol and other drug prevention works to change the underlying conditions that lead to a problem. There are 3 types of prevention; primary, secondary, and tertiary.


Archived Content

MCBHS fact sheet

First implemented in 2007 by Partners in Prevention, the Missouri College Health Behavior Survey (MCHBS) is designed to understand the role of alcohol, drugs (illegal and prescription), mental health issues, and gambling on student health and wellness. The survey also provides information regarding attitudes, perceptions of other student’s behaviors, campus and community laws, and policies. The MCHBS is administered online every Spring semester to undergraduate students at all coalition campuses across the state. The Partners in Prevention Coalition helps to implement and analyze the data collected from the survey, which in turn is used to design a variety of programming at participating colleges and universities.

Relevant National Research Articles


SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has recently released a new resources on drinking and substance abuse: Youth Marijuana Use: Consumption, Consequence, and Risk and Protective Factor Data Resources, which offers prevention practitioners a comprehensive listing of available data resources and surveys developed by and for a range of federal agencies.

CAPT has also revised three tools to highlight current research on college/campus populations:

  1. Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Binge or Episodic Drinking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Using Prevention Research to Guide Prevention Practice: provides an overview of risk and protective factors associated with binge drinking, detailed summaries of individual research studies and their findings, and a separate section that highlights factors relevant to college populations and campuses.
  2. Strategies to Prevent Binge or Heavy Episodic Drinking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Using Prevention Research to Guide Prevention Practice: Provides an overview of the relevant literature, including a separate section on strategies shown to be effective with college populations, descriptions of individual studies, and tips for using the document to inform prevention planning.
  3. Risk and Protective Factors Associated with the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs: Using Prevention Research to Guide Prevention Practice: Provides an overview of risk and protective factors associated with prescription drug misuse, detailed summaries of individual research studies and their findings, and a separate section that highlights factors relevant to college populations and campuses.


The Nature and Correlates of Young Women's Peer-Directed Protective Behavioral Strategies
Armstrong, K., Watling, H., Buckley, L. (February 2014) Addictive Behaviors


The Burden of Alcohol Use: Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Consequences among College Students
White, A., Hingson, R. (2014) Alcohol Research, The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Dating Violence among College Students: The Risk and Protective Factors
Kaukinen, C. (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse


Improving College Campus-Based Prevention of Violence against Women: A Strategic Plan for Research Built on Multipronged Practices and Policies
Banyard, V. L. (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse


Focus On: Women and the Costs of Alcohol Use
Wilsnack, S. C., Wilsnack, R.W.(2014) Alcohol Research, The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Feminist Self-Defense and Resistance Training for College Students: A Critical Review and Recommendations for the Future
Gidycz, C.A., Dardis, C.M (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse


Measuring the Burden: Alcohol's Evolving Impact
Hingson, R. (2014) Alcohol Research, The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Campus and College Victim Responses to Sexual Assault and Dating Violence: Disclosure, Service Utilization, and Service Provision
Sabina, C., Ho, L.Y. (February 2014) Trauma, Violence & Abuse


Academic Advising via Facebook: Examining Student Help Seeking
Amador, P. & Amador, J. (April 2014) The Internet and Higher Education


College Student Drinking Research From the 1940s to the Future: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
Kilmer, J.R., Cronce, J.M. & Larimer, M.E. (March 2014) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs


Special Issue: Substance Use Problems and Issues in Recovery among College Students (February 2014)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions


Case Closed: Research Evidence on the Positive Public Health Impact of the Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age in the United States
DeJong, W., Blanchette, J. (March 2014) Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs


Dangerous Climates: Factors Associated With Variation in Racist Hate Crimes on College Campuses
Dyke, N. (July 2014) Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice


Response of Heavy-drinking Voluntary and Mandated College Students to a Peer-led Brief Motivational Intervention Addressing Alcohol Use
Mastroleo, N.R., Oakley, W., Eaton, E.M. & Borsani, B. (June 2014) The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment


College Student Perceptions of Victim Action: Will Targets of Stalking Report to Police?
Cass, A.I. & Mallicoat, S., L. (June 2014) American Journal of Criminal Justice


Randomized Controlled Trial of a Web-Delivered Personalized Normative Feedback Intervention to Reduce Alcohol-Related Risky Sexual Behavior Among College Students
Lewis, M.A., Patrick, M.E., Litt, D.M., Atkins, D.C., Kim, T., Blayney, J.A., Norris, J., George, W.H. & Larimer, M.E. (June 2014) Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology


Protective Behavioral Strategies Mediate Problem-Focused Coping and Alcohol Use in College Students
Walker, R. & Stephens, R.S. (June 2014) Addictive Behaviors


Developing Public Health Regulations for Marijuana: Lessons from Alcohol and Tobacco
Pacula, R. L., Kilmer, B., Wagenaar, A.C., Chaloupka, F. & Caulkins, J.P. (June 2014) American Journal of Public Health


Administrators' Perceptions of College Campus Protocols, Response, and Student Prevention Efforts for Sexual Assault
Amar, A.F., Strout,T.D., Simpson, S., Cardiello, M. & Beckford, S. (August 2014) Violence and Victims


The Effect of Enrolling in a Minority-Serving Institution for Black and Hispanic Students in Texas
Flores, S.M. & Park, T.J. (July 2014) Research in Higher Education


Effects of the Campus Watch Intervention on Alcohol Consumption and Related Harm in a University Population
Cousins, K., Connor, J.L. & Kypros, K. (July 2014) Drug and Alcohol Dependence


Local Support for Alcohol Control Policies and Perceptions of Neighborhood Issues in Two College Communities
Fairlie, A.M., DeJong, W. & Wood, M.D. (July 2014) Substance Abuse


The Effect of Enrolling in a Minority-Serving Institution for Black and Hispanic Students in Texas
Flores, S.M. & Park, T.J. (July 2014) Research in Higher Education


Are Female College Students Who are Diagnosed with Depression at Greater Risk of Experiencing Sexual Violence on College Campus?
Hossain, M.B., Memiah, P. & Adeyinka A. (August 2014) Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved


Perceptions of, and Assistance Provided to, a Hypothetical Rape Victim: Differences Between Rape Disclosure Recipients and Nonrecipients
Paul, L.P., Kehn, K., Gray, M.J. & Salapska-Gelleri, J. (August 2014) Journal of American College Health


The Role of Positive Alcohol Expectancies in Underage Binge Drinking Among College Students
McBride, N.M., Barrett, B., Moore, K.A. & Schonfeld, L. (August 2014) Journal of American College Health


Psychological Factors in Community College Student Retention
Lukea, C., Redekopb, F. & Burgina C. (August 2014) Community College Journal of Research and Practice