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Factors Associated with Alcohol Use in University Students
Factors Associated with Alcohol Use in University Students

Author(s): René Šebeňa
Subject(s): Substance abuse and addiction
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: students; alcohol; addiction;
Summary/Abstract: Research into alcohol use by young people is mostly focused on adolescents, secondary or further education students rather than university students. However, alcohol drinking among university students is a widely recognized problem and represents a serious health and cultural problem, with many negative individual, interpersonal and cultural consequences. Binge drinking, an increasingly common pattern of excessive alcohol use with serious negative consequences for individual drinkers, those around them, and the university environment, is a major problem on university campuses. Alcohol consumption among youths is affected by a complex of risk and protective factors, investigation of which is essential for a better understanding and focusing of the intervention procedures. The complex linkages of risk and protective factors and problem behaviours change over time and within different cultures and countries. The importance of this kind of research for the field of prevention is obvious: If we can determine the personal and interpersonal protective and risk factors affecting alcohol-use behaviour, we can better plan preventive interventions focused on creating and enhancing the personal protective attributes. To design and develop appropriate interventions, to improve behavioural outcomes for adolescents, a better understanding of these complexities and relations is required.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-244-6209-7
  • Page Count: 84
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English