Findings from the UTE!

Of 6,391 eligible, first-time UT students (between 17-19 years), 4,832 consented to participate in the “UT Experience!” study. Most of you completed annual or semi-annual surveys, others completed 1 or 2 surveys, and some of you came to our laboratory for additional studies. Here are some findings from the UTE that you helped us discover!  References are provided for those of you interested in reading more.


As emerging adults (ages 18-25) undergo social role changes such as marriage, parenthood, and employment, they experience increased responsibility and subsequently reduce their alcohol use. Jochman, K.A., & Fromme, K. (2010). In L.M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of drug use etiology: Theory, methods, and empirical findings (pp. 565-578). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.