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Morgan, Mark and Grube, Joel W (1997) Correlates of change in adolescent alcohol consumption in Ireland: implications for understanding influences and enhancing interventions. Substance Use & Misuse , 32 , (5) , pp. 609-619.

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Studies of two similar cohorts of students in Ireland in 1984 and 1992 showed a dramatic increase in the consumption of alcohol, especially in the frequency with which students reported being drunk. A comparison of measures obtained at both times showed that there were major changes with regard to beliefs about consequences of alcohol consumption in a direction favourable to consumption as well as increases in the perceived social support for drinking. However, there were no strong indications that changes in problem behaviour were associated with the observed increases in drinking patterns. These results are supportive of some explanatory models of initiation to substance use and have associated implications for programmes designed to reduce consumption

 

Item Type:Article
Date:1997
Page Range:pp. 609-619
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:32
Number:5
Keywords:alcohol consumption, Ireland, post-primary school, problem alcohol use, school, schoolchild, sociocultural alcohol use
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Accession Number:HRB 4070 (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption

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