Hutton, A and Whitehead, D and Ullah, S, Can positive faith-based encounters influence Australian young people's drinking behaviours?, Health Education Journal, 76, (4) pp. 423 -431. ISSN 0017-8969 (2017) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Retrospective online survey evaluated the impact on attitudes of young people who received the intervention.
Results: Findings suggest volunteers were perceived as positive role models who demonstrated a genuine sense of care and ability to support. As a result, one-third of respondents identified potentially more carefully pre-plan their drinking behaviour on their next night out.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that young people are responsive to positive interventions and that future pre-planning may become a more natural part of their party routine – resulting in less likelihood of alcohol-related risk. The outcome measure, that young people’s intentions to moderate their drinking as a result of positive encounters, is an important one.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||alcohol consumption, Australia, faith-based interventions, risk, young people|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public health|
|Research Field:||Health promotion|
|Objective Group:||Evaluation of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Health education and promotion|
|UTAS Author:||Whitehead, D (Dr Dean Whitehead)|
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