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NCJ Number: 119135 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Drinking-Related Beliefs of Problem and Non-Problem Drinking Irish-Americans
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:1-4
Author(s): P B Johnson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study is a comparison of beliefs concerning problem and non-problem drinking Irish-American college students.
Abstract: Thirty-five undergraduates participated in this experiment, 14 females and 21 males. At least one parent of these students was Irish. All subjects responded to questions dealing with alcohol-related beliefs. These beliefs possessed some cultural, social and/or generational stereotypes with regard to alcohol or alcoholics. Findings suggest that differences exist between problem and non-problem drinkers. Problem drinkers adhered more strongly to beliefs which might cause problem drinking. A better understanding of this relationship may be important in future effective intervention and preventive programs. 1 table and 9 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption
Index Term(s): Alcoholism causes; Cultural influences; Ethnic groups; Students
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