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Ung och full: en kvantitativ studie om ungas riskbruk av alkohol
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Recent statistic shows that about 28% of adolescents living in Stockholm drink alcohol at such a high level that their consumption counts as risky drinking. The correct term to use in this matter would be binge drinking adolescents.  In the more wealthy areas of Stockholm this group of binge drinking adolescents counts for as much as a third of the population. In contrast, the adolescents living in exposed areas do not drink nearly as much. Binge drinking adolescents in these areas only counts for 15%, nearly half as much as in the wealthy areas.

In light of this the intentions of this study is to investigate which explanatory factors that can clarify the range-rated differences in binge drinking between adolescents in Stockholm. The basis for the analysis is the theory of social capital. In this study specifically, social capital defines as capital inherited from the adolescents’ immediate network.  These networks are their neighborhood, family, school and also the network-belonging that gains from leisure-participation. The analysis also includes control for the effects of parents’ attitudes toward alcohol, parental education and how friends’ drinking habits affect the probability of being risk consumer of alcohol. Furthermore all results are controlled for gender, age, provenance and the adolescences monthly allowance.

The empirical material of this study consists of selected parts from the survey “Stockholmsenkäten 2012”. This survey is a cross-sectional study and comprehensive survey which is biennial answered by all Stockholm's public schools 9-th graders and year 2 in high school in.The correlation analyzes in this study is presented in the form of Logistic regression analysis in the statistical program “Statistical Package for the Social Sciences” (SPSS)

The results in this study shows that the area-related differences in alcohol consumption cannot be explained by social capital. The young people's drinking habits is rather explained by parental attitudes towards alcohol and also by their friends' drinking habits. The absolute strongest correlation to belong to the group risk consumers of alcohol is when the adolescents have friends who consume alcohol. This statistical correlation persists regardless of geographical area belonging.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Social capital, Alcohol, Adolescents
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26513OAI: diva2:792144
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-03-03 Created: 2015-03-03 Last updated: 2015-03-03Bibliographically approved

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