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Responsible drinking knowledge: A comparison of Australian apprentices and university students

Dowling, Nicki, Clark, David and Corney, Tim (2011) Responsible drinking knowledge: A comparison of Australian apprentices and university students. In: Apprentices: Young people in transition. Corney, Tim and du Plessis, Karin, eds. Incolink and Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Calton, VIC, pp. 85-96.

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Abstract

Young adults are at the highest risk for alcohol-related harm; so what do they know about responsible drinking practices? This study compared the knowledge of two groups of Australian young adults: apprentices and university students. The findings revealed that both groups have relatively low levels of knowledge regarding responsible drinking practices in three areas: the identification of standard drinks, the minimum number of standard drinks required to reach the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) driving limit, and actions effective in lowering BAC. The results reveal that these groups of young people need increased alcohol awareness, particularly in relation to responsible drinking practices

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780646551883
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, young adults, apprentices, university students, responsible drinking, alcohol consumption, drinking practices, alcohol abuse, health education, intervention, prevention programs
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Marcia Millard
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 23:31
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 23:56
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25341
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