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Binge drinking in a sample of Scottish undergraduate students

Woolfson, Lisa and Maguire, Laura (2010) Binge drinking in a sample of Scottish undergraduate students. Journal of Youth Studies, 13 (6). pp. 647-659. ISSN 1367-6261

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    Abstract

    This study investigated binge drinking in a sample of 62 undergraduate students at a Scottish university (48 female, 16 male) with a mean age of 20.9 years (SD2.3 years). Students completed questionnaires using the constructs of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and a further questionnaire 4 weeks later. Regression analyses found the TPB model predicted both intention to binge drink and actual binge drinking behaviour. Attitude towards binge drinking was a significant predictor of behavioural intention to binge drink. An additional variable, past behaviour, moderated the relationship between attitudes and intention, with attitudeintention relationships becoming weaker as frequency of past binge drinking behaviour increased. Health education focused on these TPB predictor variables is required to challenge the hard-drinking culture of Scottish undergraduate students.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 28658
    Keywords: binge drinking, Scottish, undergraduate students, theory of planned behaviour, TPB, Psychology, Sociology and Political Science, Social Sciences(all), Life-span and Life-course Studies
    Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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    Depositing user: Miss Lisa McWhinnie
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 10:23
    Last modified: 31 Mar 2014 17:42
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/28658

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