Testing Consensus About Situational Norms on Drinking: A Cross-National Comparison.
Robin Room, Sandra Kuntsche, Paul Dietze, Myriam Munné, Maristela Monteiro, Thomas K Greenfield
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs | Alcohol Research Documentation, Inc. | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVE: Drinking norms vary with the situation and the person's role in it. They may be located at a societal level or may be specific to subgroups in the society. This article compares norms about drinking at the societal level as reported in surveys in 12 countries, testing the degree of consensus on the norms by comparing answers of abstainers and heavy episodic drinkers in each society. METHOD: In national or regional general population samples of respondents ages 18-65 in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, India, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Uganda, Uruguay, and the United States, endorsements of drinking norms across 10 situations are compared, across the 12 societies..View full abstract