Alcohol-related problems among adolescents and the role of a sense of coherence
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 16, no 2, 159-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Alcohol abuse is generally regarded as a major risk factor for antisocial problem behaviour among adolescents. On the other hand, personal coping strategies hypothetically can be seen as protective of alcohol-related behaviour problems. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of sense of coherence (SOC) on alcohol-related behavioural problems in an SOC-alcohol intoxication model. The method of study was a cross-sectional, school-based questionnaire study of 4,305, 16- and 19-year-old adolescents. We found that both a SOC and the frequency of alcohol intoxication were independently associated with alcohol-related behavioural problems. Our model shows that the combination of these two independent factors amplifies them considerably, and adolescents with a strong SOC, despite frequent intoxication, were protected to a large degree from experiencing alcohol-related problems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 16, no 2, 159-167 p.
adolescent, alcohol consumption, coping, prevention
Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-10530DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2006.00452.xISI: 000245230500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-10530DiVA: diva2:38298