Motivations for Alcohol Use among Men Aged 16-30 Years in Sri Lanka
AbstractPsychometric properties of a new scale that measures motivations towards alcohol use were examined using a sample of 412 male alcohol users in Sri Lanka aged 16-30 years. In addition, associations between drinking motives and drinking frequency were explored. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that a 3-factor model consisting of the factors personal enjoyment, tension reduction, and social pressure fit the data well. Overall, tension-reduction motivation was found to be prominent in the context of young males’ drinking behavior in Sri Lanka. Associations between stress and alcohol use among young males warrant further investigations.
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Perera, B.; Torabi, M. Motivations for Alcohol Use among Men Aged 16-30 Years in Sri Lanka. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2408-2416.
Perera B, Torabi M. Motivations for Alcohol Use among Men Aged 16-30 Years in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(9):2408-2416.Chicago/Turabian Style
Perera, Bilesha; Torabi, Mohammad. 2009. "Motivations for Alcohol Use among Men Aged 16-30 Years in Sri Lanka." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 9: 2408-2416.