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Riskbruk och riskmedvetenhet. En kvantitativ studie om alkoholvanor bland studenter i Lund.

Nerep, Alexia LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
This quantitative study of the alcohol use amongst students in Lund primarily rests on three general empirical findings: 1) Students in general constitute a part of the age group – young adults – who consume most alcohol per capita in Sweden. 2) The foundations of abnormal use of alcohol and alcoholism are believed to be established in early adulthood. 3) In monetary terms, alcoholism and other difficulties related to alcohol (personal damages, family related problems, etc.) are exceedingly costly for the society at large. In view of 1-3 above, measures for the purposes of alcohol prevention and reducing extensive alcohol consumption are believed to be most effective if directed towards young adults, such as students.
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This quantitative study of the alcohol use amongst students in Lund primarily rests on three general empirical findings: 1) Students in general constitute a part of the age group – young adults – who consume most alcohol per capita in Sweden. 2) The foundations of abnormal use of alcohol and alcoholism are believed to be established in early adulthood. 3) In monetary terms, alcoholism and other difficulties related to alcohol (personal damages, family related problems, etc.) are exceedingly costly for the society at large. In view of 1-3 above, measures for the purposes of alcohol prevention and reducing extensive alcohol consumption are believed to be most effective if directed towards young adults, such as students.
The focus of this study has been hazardous use and risk awareness as far as alcohol consumption is concerned. In particular, the objective was to seek to ascertain the following: 1) Whether or not the Students alcohol habits differ from the habits of other individuals in the same age group in the standard population, as well as from the habits of other students. 2) The Students own concepts and awareness of what would generally be regarded as risk patterns in terms of alcohol consumption. 3) To a limited extent, the underlying environmental factors determining the alcohol patterns.
The findings indicated a much more extensive use of alcohol by the female participants of the study group than the other examined groups. I also found a low degree of risk awareness of the study group in general. From one point of view this can be perceived as that an increased knowledge in hazardous use would decrease the alcohol consumption amongst the Students. But on the other hand the study also states that many of the Students with hazardous alcohol use are aware of it, i.e. they are willing to take the risk. (Less)
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Nerep, Alexia LU
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SOPA63 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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hazardous use, students, alcohol, risk awareness
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Swedish
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1613658
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  abstract     = {This quantitative study of the alcohol use amongst students in Lund primarily rests on three general empirical findings: 1) Students in general constitute a part of the age group – young adults – who consume most alcohol per capita in Sweden. 2) The foundations of abnormal use of alcohol and alcoholism are believed to be established in early adulthood. 3) In monetary terms, alcoholism and other difficulties related to alcohol (personal damages, family related problems, etc.) are exceedingly costly for the society at large. In view of 1-3 above, measures for the purposes of alcohol prevention and reducing extensive alcohol consumption are believed to be most effective if directed towards young adults, such as students.
The focus of this study has been hazardous use and risk awareness as far as alcohol consumption is concerned. In particular, the objective was to seek to ascertain the following: 1) Whether or not the Students alcohol habits differ from the habits of other individuals in the same age group in the standard population, as well as from the habits of other students. 2) The Students own concepts and awareness of what would generally be regarded as risk patterns in terms of alcohol consumption. 3) To a limited extent, the underlying environmental factors determining the alcohol patterns. 
The findings indicated a much more extensive use of alcohol by the female participants of the study group than the other examined groups. I also found a low degree of risk awareness of the study group in general. From one point of view this can be perceived as that an increased knowledge in hazardous use would decrease the alcohol consumption amongst the Students. But on the other hand the study also states that many of the Students with hazardous alcohol use are aware of it, i.e. they are willing to take the risk.},
  author       = {Nerep, Alexia},
  keyword      = {hazardous use,students,alcohol,risk awareness},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Riskbruk och riskmedvetenhet. En kvantitativ studie om alkoholvanor bland studenter i Lund.},
  year         = {2010},
}