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CARMO, Dilce Rejane Peres do et al. Motivation attributed by adults to the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the social context. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp. 240-253. ISSN 1516-3687.

The objective of this study was to verify the motives attributed to alcohol consumption by adults in social contexts. A qualitative approach, based on Alfred Schütz's social phenomenological approach. The sample was composed of 14 youngers. An interview was used whose results were grouped into categories: "The pub as a space for social interaction," "The influence of the context on alcohol consumption" and "The abusive consumption patterns of alcohol, a natural attitude?." The results showed that participants frequent pubs in search of the social interactions. When consuming alcoholic beverages, individuals are influenced by the context and by the people who they are drinking and socializing with, and developing a pattern of risk. It is concluded that individuals with a habit of drinking alcohol, because they do not perceive themselves at risk of increasing their vulnerability.

Keywords : Alcoholic beverages; alcohol consumption; adult; motivation; psychology.

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