Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand

Ian M. Newman, Duane F. Shell, Tiandong Li, Saranya Innadda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A sample of 2019 Thai secondary school students in grades equivalent to U.S. 10 through 12 completed a 43-item alcohol expectancy questionnaire in June 2000. Factor analysis revealed four factors: (a) positive expectancies, (b) negative expectancies, (c) sex and power expectancies, and (d) religious expectancies. Practicing Buddhists were less likely to drink than nonpracticing Buddhists and had fewer positive and more negative expectancies about alcohol. Among students who did drink, Buddhist beliefs did not appear to influence whether or not they were binge drinkers. Buddhist beliefs may influence decisions to drink but not decisions related to drinking patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1789-1800
Number of pages12
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume41
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Fingerprint

Buddhism
Thailand
alcohol
Alcohols
Students
adolescent
Drinking
Statistical Factor Analysis
factor analysis
secondary school
student
questionnaire
Underage Drinking

Keywords

  • Alcohol expectancy questionnaire
  • Expectancies
  • Religion
  • Religiosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Newman, I. M., Shell, D. F., Li, T., & Innadda, S. (2006). Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand. Substance Use and Misuse, 41(13), 1789-1800. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826080601006490

Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand. / Newman, Ian M.; Shell, Duane F.; Li, Tiandong; Innadda, Saranya.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 41, No. 13, 01.12.2006, p. 1789-1800.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newman, IM, Shell, DF, Li, T & Innadda, S 2006, 'Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 41, no. 13, pp. 1789-1800. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826080601006490
Newman, Ian M. ; Shell, Duane F. ; Li, Tiandong ; Innadda, Saranya. / Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 2006 ; Vol. 41, No. 13. pp. 1789-1800.
@article{954f3a4fb8f94c1692e187b175a8a99c,
title = "Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand",
abstract = "A sample of 2019 Thai secondary school students in grades equivalent to U.S. 10 through 12 completed a 43-item alcohol expectancy questionnaire in June 2000. Factor analysis revealed four factors: (a) positive expectancies, (b) negative expectancies, (c) sex and power expectancies, and (d) religious expectancies. Practicing Buddhists were less likely to drink than nonpracticing Buddhists and had fewer positive and more negative expectancies about alcohol. Among students who did drink, Buddhist beliefs did not appear to influence whether or not they were binge drinkers. Buddhist beliefs may influence decisions to drink but not decisions related to drinking patterns.",
keywords = "Alcohol expectancy questionnaire, Expectancies, Religion, Religiosity",
author = "Newman, {Ian M.} and Shell, {Duane F.} and Tiandong Li and Saranya Innadda",
year = "2006",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/10826080601006490",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "41",
pages = "1789--1800",
journal = "Substance Use and Misuse",
issn = "1082-6084",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "13",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand

AU - Newman, Ian M.

AU - Shell, Duane F.

AU - Li, Tiandong

AU - Innadda, Saranya

PY - 2006/12/1

Y1 - 2006/12/1

N2 - A sample of 2019 Thai secondary school students in grades equivalent to U.S. 10 through 12 completed a 43-item alcohol expectancy questionnaire in June 2000. Factor analysis revealed four factors: (a) positive expectancies, (b) negative expectancies, (c) sex and power expectancies, and (d) religious expectancies. Practicing Buddhists were less likely to drink than nonpracticing Buddhists and had fewer positive and more negative expectancies about alcohol. Among students who did drink, Buddhist beliefs did not appear to influence whether or not they were binge drinkers. Buddhist beliefs may influence decisions to drink but not decisions related to drinking patterns.

AB - A sample of 2019 Thai secondary school students in grades equivalent to U.S. 10 through 12 completed a 43-item alcohol expectancy questionnaire in June 2000. Factor analysis revealed four factors: (a) positive expectancies, (b) negative expectancies, (c) sex and power expectancies, and (d) religious expectancies. Practicing Buddhists were less likely to drink than nonpracticing Buddhists and had fewer positive and more negative expectancies about alcohol. Among students who did drink, Buddhist beliefs did not appear to influence whether or not they were binge drinkers. Buddhist beliefs may influence decisions to drink but not decisions related to drinking patterns.

KW - Alcohol expectancy questionnaire

KW - Expectancies

KW - Religion

KW - Religiosity

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33751566352&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33751566352&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/10826080601006490

DO - 10.1080/10826080601006490

M3 - Article

C2 - 17118816

AN - SCOPUS:33751566352

VL - 41

SP - 1789

EP - 1800

JO - Substance Use and Misuse

JF - Substance Use and Misuse

SN - 1082-6084

IS - 13

ER -