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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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 3809
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: binge, drinking, theory of planned behaviour
ISSN: 1038-2569
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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