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Alcohol references on undergraduate males' Facebook profiles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21406490     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Perceived peer alcohol use is a predictor of consumption in college males; frequent references to alcohol on Facebook may encourage alcohol consumption. Content analysis of college males' Facebook profiles identified references to alcohol. The average age of 225 identified profiles was 19.9 years. Alcohol references were present on 85.3% of the profiles; the prevalence of alcohol was similar across each undergraduate grade. The average number of alcohol references per profile was 8.5 but increased with undergraduate year (p = .003; confidence interval = 1.5, 7.5). Students who were of legal drinking age referenced alcohol 4.5 times more than underage students, and an increase in number of Facebook friends was associated with an increase in displayed alcohol references (p < .001; confidence interval = 0.009, 0.02). Facebook is widely used in the college population; widespread alcohol displays on Facebook may influence social norms and cause increases in male college students' alcohol use.
Authors:
Katie G Egan; Megan A Moreno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of men's health     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1557-9891     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Mens Health     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  2012-03-05     Revised Date:  2014-09-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101287723     Medline TA:  Am J Mens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Alcohol Drinking / psychology*
Confidence Intervals
Health Surveys
Humans
Internet*
Male
Men's Health / statistics & numerical data*
Peer Group*
Risk-Taking
Self Report
Social Support
Statistics as Topic
Students / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Universities / statistics & numerical data*
Wisconsin
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K12 HD055894/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055894-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055894-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12HD055894/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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