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Alkoholruset - upplevelse och funktion : en kvalitativ studie av sex studenters upplevelse av ruset

Niklasson, Maja (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to investigate the experience of alcohol intoxication for six students in Lund and what meaning and function alcohol has in their lives. The students were interviewed about their alcohol consumption; how they defined a problematic one, their experiences of alcohol intoxication, and its function and meaning. A qualitative method was used, as the purpose of the study was to try to understand the respondents’ subjective experiences and not to investigate students’ alcohol consumption in general. The study showed that the respondents mainly used alcohol as a way to have fun with friends and to meet new people. Alcohol was a way to relax and to get away from problems and worries of daily life, as well as a... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to investigate the experience of alcohol intoxication for six students in Lund and what meaning and function alcohol has in their lives. The students were interviewed about their alcohol consumption; how they defined a problematic one, their experiences of alcohol intoxication, and its function and meaning. A qualitative method was used, as the purpose of the study was to try to understand the respondents’ subjective experiences and not to investigate students’ alcohol consumption in general. The study showed that the respondents mainly used alcohol as a way to have fun with friends and to meet new people. Alcohol was a way to relax and to get away from problems and worries of daily life, as well as a possibility to temporarily behave in a more careless and irresponsible way. When drinking the respondents experienced feelings of happiness and relaxation and, for some, alcohol made them look at life, other people and themselves more optimistically. There was a difference of opinion concerning the definition of problematic alcohol consumption. Some stressed the importance of not drinking too much and behaving well when drinking, whereas others emphasised the frequency to a greater extent. (Less)
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author
Niklasson, Maja
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358044
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to investigate the experience of alcohol intoxication for six students in Lund and what meaning and function alcohol has in their lives. The students were interviewed about their alcohol consumption; how they defined a problematic one, their experiences of alcohol intoxication, and its function and meaning. A qualitative method was used, as the purpose of the study was to try to understand the respondents’ subjective experiences and not to investigate students’ alcohol consumption in general. The study showed that the respondents mainly used alcohol as a way to have fun with friends and to meet new people. Alcohol was a way to relax and to get away from problems and worries of daily life, as well as a possibility to temporarily behave in a more careless and irresponsible way. When drinking the respondents experienced feelings of happiness and relaxation and, for some, alcohol made them look at life, other people and themselves more optimistically. There was a difference of opinion concerning the definition of problematic alcohol consumption. Some stressed the importance of not drinking too much and behaving well when drinking, whereas others emphasised the frequency to a greater extent.},
  author       = {Niklasson, Maja},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Alkoholruset - upplevelse och funktion : en kvalitativ studie av sex studenters upplevelse av ruset},
  year         = {2003},
}