SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas
versión On-line ISSN 1806-6976
MARTINS, Raul Aragão; PARREIRA, Graziela Vanessa; CRUZ, Luciana Aparecida Nogueira da y SILVA, Izabella Alvarenga. Expectations about alcohol effects and drinking pattern among high-school students. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2010, vol.6, n.1, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1806-6976.
Studies have shown that adolescents begin to make use of alcoholic beverages earlier and excessively, a behavior which has several negative consequences. Thus, the present study aims at investigating whether the expectations they have for the effects of alcohol consumption are high or low and if there is a relationship between expectation and consumption pattern. AUDIT and IECPA were applied as data collection instruments. The first indentifies the pattern of alcohol use and the second investigates the expectations the subjects have in relation to the use of alcohol. The results of this study, differently than others, do not evidence the positive relationship between binge-drinking and high expectations about the use of alcohol.
Palabras llave : Alcoholism; Students; Alcohol drinking.