Perception of excessive drinking among Irish college students : a mixed methods analysis

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Title: Perception of excessive drinking among Irish college students : a mixed methods analysis
Authors: Delaney, Liam
Harmon, Colm
Milner, Claire
Sweeney, Lorna
Wall, Patrick G.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/577
Date: 8-May-2007
Abstract: This paper examines students’ perceptions of excessive drinking using statistical vignettes based on standard alcohol misuse markers used in the WHO Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). Quantitative analyses revealed stark heterogeneity in students’ perceptions of alcohol excess both in terms of their own self-rated excessiveness and in terms of their general conceptions of excessiveness. Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of focus group data with student drinkers revealed four themes mediating perception of excess: Perception of Normal Drinking; Perceived Indicators of Excess; Reactions to Alcohol Guidelines; Justifications for Excessive Alcohol Consumption.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Copyright (published version): 2007 Geary Insitute
Keywords: Mixed Methods;Alcohol;Vignettes;Student Health;Focus Groups
Subject LCSH: Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Ireland
College students--Alcohol use
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Research Collection

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