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Könsskillnader i motiv för att dricka alkohol- en studie av studenter på en högskola i mellersta Sverige
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gender differences in motivations for drinking alcohol- a study of students at a university in central Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the motives underlying the consumption of alcohol among college students and if the motives differ between genders. The study is based on the following questions: What are the motives underlying alcohol consumption among students? Do these motives differ between men and women? Is there any connection between the motives for alcohol consumption and consumption? The study is a quantitative, empirical comparison study and the data presented is mainly descriptive. The study group consists of students from a university in central Sweden. After an exclusion of five students a total of 81 students participated in the survey, of which 55 were female and 26 were male. The average age of all who participated in the study was 24 (sd = 4). The students' alcohol consumption and motives for alcohol consumption were investigated using two instruments: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the Modified Drinking Motives Questionnaire-Revised (M DMQ-R). The questions from the two instruments were combined into a single questionnaire which then was used in the study. The questionnaire was accessible through a link on the internet. Students were recruited via advertisement on announcementboards around the school. A link to the survey was also published on the university's group page and on an application's group page on Facebook. The responses from the questionnaires were transferred to the computer programs Microsoft Excel and SPSS where they were analyzed and summarized. The results showed that the most common reason for drinking among both men and women were social motives. Enhancement motives were also more common than the other motives. There were more women than men who reported conformity motives, enhancement motives and coping with depression as a reason for their alcohol consumption. A few more men than women had indicated that they drink to coop with anxiety. There were a positive relationship only between enhancement motives and alcohol consumption, and this relationship was only among women in the study. There were no correlations between the other motives and alcohol consumption

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2012. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Motives for alcohol use, alcohol consumption, students, gender differences
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11396Archive number: HPPC-H11-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-11396DiVA: diva2:486586
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Public health science
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Health education
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-02-07Bibliographically approved

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