It is a well known fact that all college freshmen spend more time partying then studying, right?
At least that is how they are portrayed in movies, music, and conversation.
In a recent study, this fact has been proven to be a myth.
As encouraging as this stat may be to some, the interesting stat is the drop from the mid 80’s to the late 2000’s.
In a culture that glorifies partying and give the perception that everyone is doing “it” the numbers
are slowly dropping.
It has brought about some questions for me and maybe for you….
1) Does culture dictate behavior?
Do people act like the culture because that is what they are told to do?
2) Why are the numbers slowly decreasing?
Are college students getting more serious about studying or is there a presence on campuses that is encouraging them to put down the cups and pick up the books?
What do you think?
*Graphs and research taken from cognac.com