College student alcohol use and abuse: social norms, health beliefs, and selected socio-demographic variables as explanatory factors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Denisha Antoinette Champion (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Todd Lewis

Abstract: A possible theoretical construct to lend additional explanation for problematic drinking is the Health Belief Model (Rosenstock, 1966). Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore the relationships among social norms, health beliefs, and problematic drinking among college students. It is possible that personal health beliefs may influence students' decisions about drinking, in addition to their perceptions about how much and how often their peers consume alcohol. It is important to research a health theory that is designed to understand individual behavioral choices based on how they impact health and the possibility that this extends and mediates the already established relationship between social norms theory and problematic drinking behavior.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
Alcohol abuse, College student, Health beliefs
College students $x Alcohol use $z North Carolina
Health Belief Model

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