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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Young people drinking to extreme drunkenness is a source of concern for policy makers and health promoters. There are a variety of community groups who appear to respond to the alcohol-related problems. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the working practices and relationships among local community groups as part of the…
Descriptors: Risk, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The risk associated with heavy episodic drinking in young people has caused concern among public health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the gender differences in the perception of risk in alcohol consumption behaviour for better targeting of messages. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive…
Descriptors: Risk, Drinking, Gender Differences, Qualitative Research
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Young adult's drinking is about pleasure, a communal practice of socialising together in a friendship group. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the evolving support practices of drinking groups for better targeting of health communications messages. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive study examined the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Friendship, Socialization, Qualitative Research
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Heavy episodic drinking in young women has caused concern among many groups including public health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of young women's alcohol consumption so as to facilitate better health education targeting. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive study examines…
Descriptors: Females, Drinking, Health Education, Qualitative Research
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Dresler, Emma; Whitehead, Dean; Mather, Aimee – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: It is known that the consumption of fruits and vegetables in children is declining despite wide-spread national and international policy attempts to increase consumption. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of children's consumption of fruits and vegetables so as to facilitate better health education targeting.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Dietetics
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Dresler, Emma; Whitehead, Dean; Weaver, Kelly – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which youth have ready access to alcohol and the extent to which immediate family influence affects consumption. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive exploratory study undertook semi-structured peer-group interviews with 20 participants from four New Zealand high…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Family Environment, Drinking, Family Influence