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Título: Drinking patterns among Portuguese university students: gender differences and association with self-perception of mental health
Autor: Santos, Luísa
Veiga, Feliciano
Pereira, Anabela
Palavras-chave: University students
Alcohol
Mental health perception
Risk behaviours.
Issue Date: 2009
Citação: Santos, L., Pereira, A., & Veiga, F. (2009). Drinking patterns among Portuguese university students: gender differences and association with self-perception of mental health. 11th European Congress of Psychology: A Rapidly Changing World – Challenges for Psychology. Oslo, Norway.
Resumo: Alcohol abuse is one of the most concerning risk behaviours in higher education. Therefore, this study aims to: characterize alcohol consumption among Portuguese university students; investigate gender differences; analyse the association between alcohol use and the perception of mental health. 174 Portuguese students completed a questionnaire about risk behaviours and rated their self-perceptions of mental health. Results show that 17.3% of the students haven’t consumed any alcohol during the last month, while, on the opposite side, 11% of those who drank, reported having binge episodes at least twice a week. Men drank significantly more often; more drinks at a time and had more risk behaviours associated with alcohol, than women. A significant, yet very weak, positive correlation was found between the amount of alcohol consumed and the self-perception of mental health. Results are debated in light of relevant literature and suggestions for prevention are discussed.
Arbitragem científica: no
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10451/5814
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