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Alkohol, varför? : En studie om alkoholens funktion för grupptillhörighet och normer

Hjertberg, Sebastian LU and Nilsson, Jesper LU (2014) SOPA63 20141
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine how alcohol is used as a function to create group membership and how alcohol is used to relate to norms in a student culture. The study examines students on Växjö Linnéuniversitet. Regardless if students consume alcohol or not they somehow have to relate to it – to use alcohol or to actively refuse.
We have used 346 surveys for this quantitative study. The students have answered questions that we have constructed to investigate the terms of group membership, norms and deviation. The survey is partly questions to create categorization to identify factors like: sex, marital status, accommodation, delis and the frequency of consuming alcohol. This categories where used to relate to the terms of group... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine how alcohol is used as a function to create group membership and how alcohol is used to relate to norms in a student culture. The study examines students on Växjö Linnéuniversitet. Regardless if students consume alcohol or not they somehow have to relate to it – to use alcohol or to actively refuse.
We have used 346 surveys for this quantitative study. The students have answered questions that we have constructed to investigate the terms of group membership, norms and deviation. The survey is partly questions to create categorization to identify factors like: sex, marital status, accommodation, delis and the frequency of consuming alcohol. This categories where used to relate to the terms of group membership, norms and deviation. Group membership and norms were defined with under concepts. In the presentation of the result the categories were used to distinguish any differences between the questions that concern the terms group membership and norms. The results were also compared with previously studies made on college students in USA and Australia.
According to this study there is a large group of students who uses alcohol for practical and social function. The perceived function of alcohol increases depending on the frequency of alcohol use. Marital status, accommodation and delis are factors which affect the perceived function of alcohol. Depending on how frequently the students drank a bigger amount of alcohol the expectations of other people in their circle changed. (Less)
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Hjertberg, Sebastian LU and Nilsson, Jesper LU
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SOPA63 20141
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4616810
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine how alcohol is used as a function to create group membership and how alcohol is used to relate to norms in a student culture. The study examines students on Växjö Linnéuniversitet. Regardless if students consume alcohol or not they somehow have to relate to it – to use alcohol or to actively refuse. 
We have used 346 surveys for this quantitative study. The students have answered questions that we have constructed to investigate the terms of group membership, norms and deviation. The survey is partly questions to create categorization to identify factors like: sex, marital status, accommodation, delis and the frequency of consuming alcohol. This categories where used to relate to the terms of group membership, norms and deviation. Group membership and norms were defined with under concepts. In the presentation of the result the categories were used to distinguish any differences between the questions that concern the terms group membership and norms. The results were also compared with previously studies made on college students in USA and Australia. 
According to this study there is a large group of students who uses alcohol for practical and social function. The perceived function of alcohol increases depending on the frequency of alcohol use. Marital status, accommodation and delis are factors which affect the perceived function of alcohol. Depending on how frequently the students drank a bigger amount of alcohol the expectations of other people in their circle changed.},
  author       = {Hjertberg, Sebastian and Nilsson, Jesper},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Alkohol, varför? : En studie om alkoholens funktion för grupptillhörighet och normer},
  year         = {2014},
}