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Document ID (ISN)109319
CIS number 09-490
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barrientos-Gutierrez T., Gimeno D., Mangione T.W., Harrist R.B., Amick B.C.
Title Drinking social norms and drinking behaviours: A multilevel analysis of 137 workgroups in 16 worksites
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.64, No.9, p.602-608. 33 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between drinking social norms and heavy drinking, frequent drinking and drinking at work. The sample included 5338 workers with complete data, spread between 137 workgroups from 16 American worksites. Multivariate adjusted models showed participants working in workgroups in the most discouraging drinking norms quartile were 45% less likely to be heavy drinkers, 54% less likely to be frequent drinkers and 69% less likely to drink at work than their counterparts in the least discouraging quartile. These findings suggest that public health efforts at reducing drinking and alcohol-related injuries and diseases should target interventions at worksites.
Descriptors (primary) alcoholism; social aspects; health hazards; alcohol consumption and accidents
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; United Kingdom; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse