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Involvement in sport and intention to consume alcohol: an exploratory study of UK adolescents

Davies, Fiona Margaret and Foxall, Gordon Robert ORCID: 2011. Involvement in sport and intention to consume alcohol: an exploratory study of UK adolescents. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 41 (9) , pp. 2284-2311. 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00806.x

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We tested the hypothesis that school “athletes” and “non-athletes” differ in intentions to consume alcohol and get drunk, attitudes toward alcohol, and perceptions of subjective norms. We also investigated, using the theory of reasoned action, whether athletic involvement is a factor in predicting alcohol-related intentions. Data were obtained from students in a stratified sample of schools in a major Welsh city. Male athletes were significantly more likely than male non-athletes to intend to get drunk and to believe friends would approve of their alcohol consumption. For males, sporting involvement was a significant predictor of likelihood of getting drunk. In contrast, female athletes showed significantly more negative attitudes than did female non-athletes toward drinking alcohol. Differences in intentions were nonsignificant.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0021-9029
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:47

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