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Rural Youth and Alcohol Use

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dc.contributor.advisor Lauzon, Al
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-29T19:39:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-29T19:39:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-05
dc.date.created 2020-05-21
dc.date.issued 2020-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/18016
dc.description.abstract By exploring the reflections University of Guelph students had on their high school drinking experiences, this thesis discusses themes that provide insights into the contexts of rural youth drinking practices in Ontario. While these themes are not generalizable beyond the study, they do speak to common phenomena that contribute to a deeper understanding of alcohol use amongst rural youth. Expectedly, several social and cultural factors influenced where, when, and with whom participants first and then subsequently used alcohol. These factors included ethnicity and religion, rurality, gender, and elements of the North American high school experience. Relationships, both existing prior to alcohol use and because of it, also impacted the ways in which participants used alcohol. Finally, deterrents to alcohol use are discussed noting that none were successful in encouraging any of the participants to abstain completely from alcohol, and their effectiveness at reducing harms was not measured in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject rural youth en_US
dc.subject substance use en_US
dc.subject alcohol en_US
dc.title Rural Youth and Alcohol Use en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Capacity Development and Extension en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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