The Drinking Behaviors of a Sample of University Students in Nanning, Guangxi Province, People's Republic of China

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A Chinese translation of the Student Alcohol Questionnaire was administered to a sample of 190 students at two universities in Nanning, China. Males consumed alcohol significantly more frequently and in greater quantities than did females. A significantly higher proportion of males also experienced problems resulting from their drinking. Beer was the alcoholic beverage of choice for both males and females. Most students of both genders drank with friends, and most have also consumed with their parents; about half reported that their parents approved of their alcohol consumption. The results support earlier observations that moderate drinking is widely accepted in the Chinese culture and results in few problems.
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University students; Drinking behaviors; Chinese
Lu, Zhuo-Ping, Engs, R. C. and Hanson, D.J. (1997) “The Drinking Behaviors of a Sample of University Students in Nanning, Guangxi Province, People's Republic of China.” Substance Use and Misuse, 32(4), 495-506. Retrieved from IUScholarWorks Repository:
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