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ERIC Number: EJ806474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
A Preliminary Study of the Attitudes, Triggers and Consequences of Hazardous Drinking in University Students
Faulkner, S; Hendry, L. B.; Roderique, L; Thomson, R.
Health Education Journal, v65 n2 p159-169 2006
Objective: The aim of this paper was to investigate drinking patterns, attitudes towards drinking and predictors of binge drinking as well as negative consequences of binge drinking in students. Design & Method: Data was collected by questionnaire from 261 students living on campus at one Welsh university. Results: The results showed that levels of drinking were higher than previous studies have revealed. The major triggers to binge drinking were social, and conformity motives were important predictors of hazardous drinking. The major consequences associated with binge drinking were involvement in illegal activities associated with drug use and unplanned sexual activity. Furthermore, students' academic careers were adversely affected by heavy drinking as well as their physical and psychological wellbeing. Conclusions: University students living on campus demonstrated dangerously high levels of alcohol consumption and many experienced worrying consequences of this behaviour. It was suggested that further investigations into these problems across a range of universities in the UK would be useful, in order to develop intervention strategies aimed at specific "at risk" groups. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Wales)