Underage Drinking and Antisocial Behaviour: Research to Inform a UK Behavioural Intervention

Lloyd, H.M. and Tafoya, A.E. and Merritt, Rowena K. (2015) Underage Drinking and Antisocial Behaviour: Research to Inform a UK Behavioural Intervention. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 24 (1). pp. 46-53. ISSN 0140-1971. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2012.756443) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study aimed to identify and describe the motivators for underage, curbside drinking leading to antisocial behavior and to use these insights to develop a suitable intervention to tackle this. A cross-sectional study was conducted with youths and key stakeholders. “Street drinking” was identified as the most common recreational activity for youths and was motivated by a lack of appropriate leisure services, peer pressure and behavior, and the local accessibility of alcohol. Antisocial behavior was a major theme associated with street drinking. Few studies have examined the root causes of youth drinking and antisocial behavior. Our findings show that deprivation, social bonds, and the symbolic capital attached to alcohol along with its relative cost and availability enhance its appeal to the young, and provide some illumination to the relationship between these related problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: alcohol, antisocial behavior, intervention, street, underage, youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5001 Alcohol use and miuse
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 10:58 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 11:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35549 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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