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Alcoholgebruik bij middelbare scholieren in Twente : prevalentie, determinanten en de rol van keten

Korte, Jojanneke (2007) Alcoholgebruik bij middelbare scholieren in Twente : prevalentie, determinanten en de rol van keten.

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Abstract:Background: Nowadays adolescents’ drinking behavior is more and more a common and alcoholic excess comes with serious health risks. Therefore the phenomenon ‘semi particular settings’ has become an item on the agenda of local authorities, politicians and media. But until know there has hardly been any scientific research on alcohol use in semi particular settings. Aim: To gain insight into the nature and extent of alcohol in semi particular settings and into the real motives for attending semi particular settings. Method: The sample consists of 1516 students with an average age of 15.8. To obtain a representative picture, all locations of secondary education schools in Twente were approached, with a 88.6% response rate. Students of all types of secondary education schools have been questioned. Results: The most important conclusion of this research is that the group of adolescents that visit semi particular settings can be considered to be at a higher risk than the group that does not visit these settings. This applies to alcohol use, alcohol behaviour and to alcohol beliefs. The ones that visit semi particular settings are drinking more alcohol, are regarded as heavy drinkers and are drunk more often. Furthermore, their intention towards risky traffic participation is higher, they have a lower negative attitude towards heavy drinking and a lower self efficacy in drinking alcohol. Finally, compared to the ones that do not visit semi particular settings, it is more difficult for this group to explain alcohol use with the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Prototype/Willingness Model. Conclusion: This is the first research ever that has empirically tested the differences between adolescents that visit semi particular settings and a similar group that does not. It shows that the ones who do are indeed a risk group in using alcohol. On the base of present findings recommendations are done for policy, prevention and future research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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