Perception of excessive drinking among Irish college students : a mixed methods analysis
|Title:||Perception of excessive drinking among Irish college students : a mixed methods analysis||Authors:||Delaney, Liam
Wall, Patrick G.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/577||Date:||8-May-2007||Online since:||2008-10-13T13:56:28Z||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||Series/Report no.:||UCD Geary Insitute Discussion Paper Series; WP/12/2007||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
|Other versions:||http://geary.ucd.ie/images/Publications/WorkingPapers/GearyWp200712.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
Economics Research Collection
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