|Titre :||"I always stop before I get sick": A qualitative study on French adolescents alcohol use (2015)|
|Auteurs :||D. ACIER ; C. KINDELBERGER ; C. CHEVALIER ; E. GUIBERT|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Journal of Substance Use (Vol.20, n°4, August 2015)|
|Article en page(s) :||262-267|
|Discipline :||SHS (Sciences humaines et sociales / Human and social sciences)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEETUDE QUALITATIVE ; ADOLESCENT ; ALCOOL ; PERCEPTION ; CONTROLE DE SOI ; GROUPE FOCAL ; SOCIALISATION
Objective: This study aimed to examine French adolescents' experiences and perception of alcohol use.
Method: Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted with a total of 57 adolescents ranging from 12 to 18 years old.
Measures: All interviews were conducted according to a similar discussion grid. Coding and analysis were carried out with N'vivo software. The coding grid was drawn up according to team consensus, using a cross-reference approach, based on phenomenology and discourse analysis.
Results: Adolescents are mostly introduced to alcohol consumption in family contexts while peer-influence usually increases this to regular or even excessive consumption. Consuming alcohol in this way is often seen as a means of fostering and strengthening friendships as well as of assuming one’s identity. Adolescents tend to play down their alcohol use, deeming it to be a transitory phase. They limit their consumption according to the effects it induces rather than to the number of drinks.
Recommendations: Specific alcohol harm-reduction strategies for adolescents appear to be a promising way to prevent alcohol misuse and an innovative technique could be to focus on setting limits on alcohol consumption based on adolescents' proprioceptive sensations.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol|
|Affiliation :||Laboratoire de Psychologie des Pays de la Loire, Faculté de Psychologie, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France|