Relationships between age, self-esteem and attitudes towards alcohol use amongst university students

Daniel Collinson, Samantha Banbury, Joanne Lusher

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It has been found that self-esteem is related to alcohol consumption, with the majority of research finding that low self-esteem is associated with high levels of alcohol use and high self-esteem is associated with low levels of alcohol use. The present study examined this relationship among 100 university students aged 18-25 years. Further, gender was compared with two age groups including late adolescence aged 18-21 years and students in early adulthood aged 22-25 years. It was found that men scored higher on self-esteem than women, however, there was no significant difference between the genders ' attitudes towards alcohol use scores. These findings are discussed in relation to intervention programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-34
JournalJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education
Volume60
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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