Alcohol consumption and harm minimisation practices amongst Australian university students

Germov, John, McGee, Tara Renae, Schofield, Toni, Lindsay, Jo, Giles, Fiona, Hepworth, Julie and Leontini, Rose (2011). Alcohol consumption and harm minimisation practices amongst Australian university students. In: , 2011 TASA Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks: Program and abstracts. Annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2011, Newcastle, Australia, (103-103). 29 November-1 December 2011.

Author Germov, John
McGee, Tara Renae
Schofield, Toni
Lindsay, Jo
Giles, Fiona
Hepworth, Julie
Leontini, Rose
Title of paper Alcohol consumption and harm minimisation practices amongst Australian university students
Conference name Annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2011
Conference location Newcastle, Australia
Conference dates 29 November-1 December 2011
Convener Steven Threadgold; Emma Kirby
Proceedings title 2011 TASA Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks: Program and abstracts
Place of Publication Hawthorn, Vic., Australia
Publisher The Australian Sociological Association
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 103
End page 103
Total pages 1
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Nationally there is a focus on a harm minimisation approach to alcohol consumption in Australia (NHMRC 2009). As part of this focus a number of public awareness campaigns targeted at young adults have highlighted the negative consequences of excessive alcohol consumption and encouraged young adults to take steps to reduce harms. This research explores the extent to which university students engage in harm minimisation behaviours and which of these are most commonly employed. The data for this paper were collected using the Alcohol and University Life online survey, which is part of the Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation Among Australian University Students project. Students from Australian universities in Queensland, N SW, and Victoria were invited to participate in the survey and the findings presented are based on over 3000 respondents. Harm minimisation behaviours investigated include those assessed by the AIHW National Drug Strategy Household Survey (eg counting drinks, eating while drinking, refusing offers of drinks) and those recommended in the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (eg using a designated driver, preparing for sexual encounters, drinking at safe venues). Also explored is the extent to which levels of alcohol consumption are related to engagement in harm minimisation behaviours.
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