Beliefs underlying binge-drinking in young female undergraduate students: A theory of planned behaviour perspective
Johnston, Kim L. & White, Katherine M. (2004) Beliefs underlying binge-drinking in young female undergraduate students: A theory of planned behaviour perspective. Youth Studies Australia, 23(2), pp. 22-30.
This research examined the beliefs differentiating young female undergraduate student binge-drinkers and non-binge-drinkers using Ajzen and Madden’s (1986) theory of planned behaviour as a theoretical framework. Findings revealed that female students' behavioural and normative beliefs are important determinants of their binge-drinking behaviour. The results of the study suggest that interventions should reduce the emphasis that such students place on the expected benefits of binge-drinking, and highlight the likely disapproval of binge-drinking from referents in their life.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||binge, drinking, theory of planned behaviour|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 (The authors)|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:04|
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