Personal and perceived peer use and attitudes towards use of non-prescribed prescription sedatives and sleeping pills among university students in seven European countries


Lehne G., Zeeb H., Pischke C. R. , Mikolajczyk R., Bewick B. M. , McAlaney J., ...More

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, vol.87, pp.17-23, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.06.012
  • Title of Journal : ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-23

Abstract

Introduction The use of non-prescribed prescription sedatives and sleeping pills (NPPSSP) among university students has been described as an important public health issue. However, the impact of perceived social norms on students' use and attitudes towards use of NPPSSP is still unclear. Our aim was to investigate whether perceptions of peer use and approval of use are associated with students' personal use and approval of NPPSSP use.