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Drinking motives and alcoholic beverage preferences among Italian adolescents
Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3005-1840
Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Adolescence, ISSN 0140-1971, E-ISSN 1095-9254, Vol. 35, no 4, p. 823-831Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although drinking motives have been largely studied, research taking into account the Mediterranean drinking culture and focusing on motives specifically associated to adolescents' developmental tasks is lacking. For these reasons the study investigates drinking motives in a group of Italian adolescents and their relationships with drunkenness and high levels of alcohol consumption (wine, beer, spirits and alcopops). A self-report questionnaire on drinking motives and amount of alcohol use was administered to 784 adolescents, boys (46%) and girls, ages 15-19. Using confirmatory factor analysis and stepwise logistic regressions, we found that: 1) motives for drinking were coping, conformity, self-affirmation and experimentation-transgression; 2) coping motives were positively related to the high consumption of all alcoholic beverages and to drunkenness; 3) conformity motives were negatively related to high beer consumption and drunkenness, while experimentation-transgression motives were positively related to high alcopops consumption. Implications for prevention are discussed.

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Academic Press, 2012. Vol. 35, no 4, p. 823-831
Keywords [en]
Drinking motives, Alcohol, Beverage preference, Adolescence, Italy
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55709DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.11.010ISI: 000307906900005PubMedID: 22240325Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84863475657OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55709DiVA, id: diva2:1074327
Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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