Identifying the key sociocultural influences on drinking behavior in high and moderate binge-drinking countries and the public policy implications
Hogan, Stephen P., Perks, Keith J., & Russell-Bennett, Rebekah (2014) Identifying the key sociocultural influences on drinking behavior in high and moderate binge-drinking countries and the public policy implications. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 33(1), pp. 93-107.
Despite considerable state investment and initiatives, binge drinking is still a major behavioral problem for policy makers and communities in many parts of the world. Furthermore, the practice of bingeing on alcohol seems to be spreading to young people in countries traditionally considered to have moderate drinking behaviors. Using a sociocultural lens and a framework of sociocultural themes from previous literature to develop propositions from their empirical study, the authors examine binge-drinking attitudes and behaviors among young people from high and moderate binge-drinking countries. The authors then make proposals regarding how policy makers can use social marketing more effectively to contribute to behavior change. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 91 respondents from 22 countries who were studying in two high binge-drinking countries at the time. The results show support for three contrasting sociocultural propositions that identify influences on binge drinking across these countries.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Binge Drinking, Sociocultural, Public Policy, Social Marketing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
|Deposited On:||19 Jun 2014 05:25|
|Last Modified:||12 Aug 2014 05:36|
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