Danish research: Sober higher education students face greater risk of dropping out

New research from the Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) which investigates the quality of daycare centres, schools and educational programs found that most students who don´t drink alcohol during the first introductory period of their higher education tend to drop out.

The research showed that the students who don’t drink at the beginning of their higher education stood a greater chance of dropping out within the first year of their studies compared to students who drank moderately.

“It could indicate that educational institutions should consider whether alcohol consumption plays a too dominant role during the intro weeks at the beginning of studies,” said Bjarke Tarpgaard Hartkopf, a project manager with EVA who led the research team.

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