Research out of the University of Minnesota-St. Paul says that students living in coed dorms are more likely to indulge in binge drinking. The study surveyed 510 students living on five college campuses. Some 442 students lived in coed dorms.
Some 42% of students living in coed dorms reported binge drinking. These students were also more likely to say that it was alright "for two people to get together for sex and not necessarily expect anything further."
AdvertisementStudy co-author Brian Willoughby says the findings caught the researchers off-guard and that these needed to be examined in more depth. The former is not at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, although the study was conducted when he was at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul.
The details are published in the Journal of American College Health.