Illicit substance use among university students from seven European countries: A comparison of personal and perceived peer use and attitudes towards illicit substance use


Helmer S. M. , Mikolajczyk R. T. , McAlaney J., Vriesacker B., Van Hal G., Akvardar Y. , ...More

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, vol.67, pp.204-209, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.039
  • Title of Journal : PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-209
  • Keywords: Illicit drugs, Students, Europe, Health behaviour, COLLEGE DRINKING, INJUNCTIVE NORMS, DRUG-USE, SOCIAL NORMS, ALCOHOL-USE, MISPERCEPTIONS, PREVENTION, EXPECTANCIES, ADOLESCENTS, NATIONWIDE

Abstract

Objective: To compare European students' personal use and approval of illicit substance use with their perceptions of peer behaviours and attitudes, and investigate whether perceptions of peer norms are associated with personal use of illicit substances and attitudes.