Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Personal experiences of drinking and alcohol-related risk perceptions: The importance of the subjective dimension
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2012 (English)In: Nordisk Alkohol- og narkotikatidsskrift (NAT), ISSN 1455-0725, E-ISSN 1458-6126, Vol. 29, no 4, 413-427 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims - To explore the association between subjective experiences of drinking and alcohol-related risk perceptions. Methods - The data is based on a questionnaire with questions about beliefs, use habits and experiences of alcohol and tobacco sent to a random sample of 3,000 Swedes aged 18 to 70 years (response rate= 1,623 individuals, or 54%). In this study, those respondents who had ever been drinking alcohol were included (1,536 individuals). The data were analysed statistically by cross tabs and multiple logistic regression. Results - With some exceptions, the results generally showed that differences in subjective experiences of drinking were related to risk perceptions of alcohol consumption. In particular, those who had more negative than positive subjective experiences of alcohol consumption had substantially higher risk perceptions than those who had more positive than negative experiences, controlling for alcohol consumption and potential confounders. There were also several significant differences between individuals differently involved in alcohol consumption, net of subjective experiences. Conclusions - Subjective experiences of alcohol consumption appear to be an important construct in relation to alcohol-related risk perceptions. To understand the link between personal experiences and risk perceptions pertaining to alcohol consumption, both objective measures of personal experiences and subjective measures should be considered.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Poland: Versita , 2012. Vol. 29, no 4, 413-427 p.
Keyword [en]
risk perceptions, alcohol, subjective experiences, behavioural experience
National Category
Social Work Substance Abuse
Research subject
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79741DOI: 10.2478/v10199-012-0036-5ISI: 000318415300012OAI: diva2:551482


Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-11 Last updated: 2013-06-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Karlsson, Patrik
By organisation
Department of Social Work
In the same journal
Nordisk Alkohol- og narkotikatidsskrift (NAT)
Social WorkSubstance Abuse

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 390 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link