Journal article

Tackling student drinking within the drinking subculture of a university sports competition: a culture change approach

Robyn Ramsden, Delwyn Hewitt, Joanne Williams, Lee Emberton, Catherine Bennett

HEALTH EDUCATION | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose: This paper explores the impact of a suite of alcohol culture change interventions implemented by Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The interventions were designed to change the alcohol culture at a bi-annual nation-wide university multi-sport competition known as Uni Nationals. This study aims to understand the critical success factors of the alcohol culture change initiatives that were developed by the university and implemented as part of a broader set of institutional practices. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research design utilised in-depth, semi-structured interviews with nine Uni Nationals student team leaders. In total, two group interviews and four indi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The Deakin University Alcohol Culture Change Project was supported by VicHealth as part of an Alcohol Culture Change Initiative based on the VicHealth Alcohol Cultures Framework (VicHealth 2019).