Alcohol consumption and protective behavioural strategy use among Australian young adults

Crawford-Williams, Fiona M. and Roberts, Rachel M. and Watts, David (2013) Alcohol consumption and protective behavioural strategy use among Australian young adults. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 21 (1). pp. 119-133. ISSN 0267-3843

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Abstract

This study examines the use of safeguards or protective behaviours by young adults to reduce the harm and negative consequences associated with excessive alcohol
consumption. Participants were 210 Australian university students. Participants completed an online questionnaire which focused on their alcohol consumption and
engagement in protective behaviours. Results indicate that all participants who consumed alcohol engaged in protective behaviours at some level, with females
reporting similar levels of these behaviours to males. Protective strategy use was related to less negative consequences of alcohol use. These findings suggest that the promotion of harm reduction strategies is needed to complement prevention programmes which aim to reduce the consumption of alcohol.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 08:18
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 07:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: alcohol; public health; risk behaviour; youth; students
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2013.831363
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30070

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