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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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RODRIGUES, Anelise Lopes  and  SARRIERA, Jorge Castellá. Patterns of alcohol and drugs consumption in young soccer fans. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.3, pp. 52-65. ISSN 1516-3687.

Alcohol and drug consumption among young soccer fans have been associated with violence in soccer context. This study aims to determine patterns of alcohol, marijuana and cocaine consumption in a sample of 1,130 soccer fans residents in the Rio Grande do Sul State, as well as to verify if there are differences regarding gender, age and if the participant is member of organized fan soccer or not. From a questionnaire available through Internet, soccer fan answered the frequency they generally consume these substances and in the days that there are soccer matches. Through the adoption of quantitative methodology, descriptive, correlational and multivariate analysis, data were performed. The results indicate the existence of differences in the consumption patterns of the investigated substances. Men aged between 23 to 25 years old presented significant higher means, as well as members of organized fan soccer for substances consumption.

Keywords : alcohol; drugs; adolescent; violence; soccer.

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