Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries

Matthias Wicki, Emmanuel Kuntsche, Yvonne Eichenberger, Katrin Aasvee, Pernille Bendtsen, Zuzana Dankulincová Veselská, Z. Demetrovics, Anna Dzielska, J. Farkas, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Chris Roberts, Jorma Tynjälä, Raili Välimaa, Alessio Vieno

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Introduction and Aim. This study, which builds on previous research demonstrating that drinking motives are associated with adverse consequences, investigates the associations between drinking motives and non-alcohol-attributed adverse consequences and disentangles alcohol-related and direct effects. Design and Method. On the basis of a sample of 22 841 alcohol-using 13- to 16-year-olds (50.6% female) from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Wales, structural equation models were used to estimate direct and indirect effects. Additionally, differences across countries were tested in a multigroup analysis. Results. The indirect effect (via alcohol use) was greater for injuries and academic problems than for more general outcomes such as life dissatisfaction and negative body image. For social, enhancement and coping motives, we found positive indirect effects (via alcohol use) on injuries and academic problems; the association was negative for conformity motives. The direct effect, that is, the effect above and beyond alcohol use, indicated more negative consequences among those who tended to drink more frequently for coping motives. More negative consequences, such as injuries and negative body image, were also found among those who drink for conformity motives. The pattern of association was largely comparable across countries. Discussion and Conclusion. While the actual mean level of drinking motives, alcohol use and adverse consequence varied across countries, the consistency of association patterns implies that drinking motive-inspired health promotion efforts are likely to be beneficial across Europe. This is particularly important for coping drinkers because they are especially prone to adverse consequences over and above their alcohol use. [Wicki M, Kuntsche E, Eichenberger Y, Aasvee K, Bendtsen P, Dankulincová Veselská Z, Demetrovics Z, Dzielska A, Farkas J, de Matos MG, Roberts C, Tynjälä J, Välimaa R, Vieno A. Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-741
Number of pages11
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

Fingerprint

Drinking
Alcohols
adolescent
alcohol
evidence
Body Image
Wounds and Injuries
coping
body image
Estonia
conformity
Slovakia
Portugal
Structural Models
Belgium
Wales
Scotland
Denmark
Finland
Health Promotion

Keywords

  • adolescence
  • adverse consequence
  • alcohol use
  • cross-cultural study
  • drinking motive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

Cite this

Wicki, M., Kuntsche, E., Eichenberger, Y., Aasvee, K., Bendtsen, P., Dankulincová Veselská, Z., ... Vieno, A. (2017). Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36(6), 731-741. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12572

Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries. / Wicki, Matthias; Kuntsche, Emmanuel; Eichenberger, Yvonne; Aasvee, Katrin; Bendtsen, Pernille; Dankulincová Veselská, Zuzana; Demetrovics, Z.; Dzielska, Anna; Farkas, J.; de Matos, Margarida Gaspar; Roberts, Chris; Tynjälä, Jorma; Välimaa, Raili; Vieno, Alessio.

In: Drug and Alcohol Review, Vol. 36, No. 6, 01.11.2017, p. 731-741.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wicki, M, Kuntsche, E, Eichenberger, Y, Aasvee, K, Bendtsen, P, Dankulincová Veselská, Z, Demetrovics, Z, Dzielska, A, Farkas, J, de Matos, MG, Roberts, C, Tynjälä, J, Välimaa, R & Vieno, A 2017, 'Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 731-741. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12572
Wicki M, Kuntsche E, Eichenberger Y, Aasvee K, Bendtsen P, Dankulincová Veselská Z et al. Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2017 Nov 1;36(6):731-741. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.12572
Wicki, Matthias ; Kuntsche, Emmanuel ; Eichenberger, Yvonne ; Aasvee, Katrin ; Bendtsen, Pernille ; Dankulincová Veselská, Zuzana ; Demetrovics, Z. ; Dzielska, Anna ; Farkas, J. ; de Matos, Margarida Gaspar ; Roberts, Chris ; Tynjälä, Jorma ; Välimaa, Raili ; Vieno, Alessio. / Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries. In: Drug and Alcohol Review. 2017 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 731-741.
@article{37619085c3e04f2ba9fdd41954a959be,
title = "Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries",
abstract = "Introduction and Aim. This study, which builds on previous research demonstrating that drinking motives are associated with adverse consequences, investigates the associations between drinking motives and non-alcohol-attributed adverse consequences and disentangles alcohol-related and direct effects. Design and Method. On the basis of a sample of 22 841 alcohol-using 13- to 16-year-olds (50.6{\%} female) from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Wales, structural equation models were used to estimate direct and indirect effects. Additionally, differences across countries were tested in a multigroup analysis. Results. The indirect effect (via alcohol use) was greater for injuries and academic problems than for more general outcomes such as life dissatisfaction and negative body image. For social, enhancement and coping motives, we found positive indirect effects (via alcohol use) on injuries and academic problems; the association was negative for conformity motives. The direct effect, that is, the effect above and beyond alcohol use, indicated more negative consequences among those who tended to drink more frequently for coping motives. More negative consequences, such as injuries and negative body image, were also found among those who drink for conformity motives. The pattern of association was largely comparable across countries. Discussion and Conclusion. While the actual mean level of drinking motives, alcohol use and adverse consequence varied across countries, the consistency of association patterns implies that drinking motive-inspired health promotion efforts are likely to be beneficial across Europe. This is particularly important for coping drinkers because they are especially prone to adverse consequences over and above their alcohol use. [Wicki M, Kuntsche E, Eichenberger Y, Aasvee K, Bendtsen P, Dankulincov{\'a} Veselsk{\'a} Z, Demetrovics Z, Dzielska A, Farkas J, de Matos MG, Roberts C, Tynj{\"a}l{\"a} J, V{\"a}limaa R, Vieno A. Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries.",
keywords = "adolescence, adverse consequence, alcohol use, cross-cultural study, drinking motive",
author = "Matthias Wicki and Emmanuel Kuntsche and Yvonne Eichenberger and Katrin Aasvee and Pernille Bendtsen and {Dankulincov{\'a} Veselsk{\'a}}, Zuzana and Z. Demetrovics and Anna Dzielska and J. Farkas and {de Matos}, {Margarida Gaspar} and Chris Roberts and Jorma Tynj{\"a}l{\"a} and Raili V{\"a}limaa and Alessio Vieno",
year = "2017",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/dar.12572",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "731--741",
journal = "Drug and Alcohol Review",
issn = "0959-5236",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries

AU - Wicki, Matthias

AU - Kuntsche, Emmanuel

AU - Eichenberger, Yvonne

AU - Aasvee, Katrin

AU - Bendtsen, Pernille

AU - Dankulincová Veselská, Zuzana

AU - Demetrovics, Z.

AU - Dzielska, Anna

AU - Farkas, J.

AU - de Matos, Margarida Gaspar

AU - Roberts, Chris

AU - Tynjälä, Jorma

AU - Välimaa, Raili

AU - Vieno, Alessio

PY - 2017/11/1

Y1 - 2017/11/1

N2 - Introduction and Aim. This study, which builds on previous research demonstrating that drinking motives are associated with adverse consequences, investigates the associations between drinking motives and non-alcohol-attributed adverse consequences and disentangles alcohol-related and direct effects. Design and Method. On the basis of a sample of 22 841 alcohol-using 13- to 16-year-olds (50.6% female) from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Wales, structural equation models were used to estimate direct and indirect effects. Additionally, differences across countries were tested in a multigroup analysis. Results. The indirect effect (via alcohol use) was greater for injuries and academic problems than for more general outcomes such as life dissatisfaction and negative body image. For social, enhancement and coping motives, we found positive indirect effects (via alcohol use) on injuries and academic problems; the association was negative for conformity motives. The direct effect, that is, the effect above and beyond alcohol use, indicated more negative consequences among those who tended to drink more frequently for coping motives. More negative consequences, such as injuries and negative body image, were also found among those who drink for conformity motives. The pattern of association was largely comparable across countries. Discussion and Conclusion. While the actual mean level of drinking motives, alcohol use and adverse consequence varied across countries, the consistency of association patterns implies that drinking motive-inspired health promotion efforts are likely to be beneficial across Europe. This is particularly important for coping drinkers because they are especially prone to adverse consequences over and above their alcohol use. [Wicki M, Kuntsche E, Eichenberger Y, Aasvee K, Bendtsen P, Dankulincová Veselská Z, Demetrovics Z, Dzielska A, Farkas J, de Matos MG, Roberts C, Tynjälä J, Välimaa R, Vieno A. Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries.

AB - Introduction and Aim. This study, which builds on previous research demonstrating that drinking motives are associated with adverse consequences, investigates the associations between drinking motives and non-alcohol-attributed adverse consequences and disentangles alcohol-related and direct effects. Design and Method. On the basis of a sample of 22 841 alcohol-using 13- to 16-year-olds (50.6% female) from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Wales, structural equation models were used to estimate direct and indirect effects. Additionally, differences across countries were tested in a multigroup analysis. Results. The indirect effect (via alcohol use) was greater for injuries and academic problems than for more general outcomes such as life dissatisfaction and negative body image. For social, enhancement and coping motives, we found positive indirect effects (via alcohol use) on injuries and academic problems; the association was negative for conformity motives. The direct effect, that is, the effect above and beyond alcohol use, indicated more negative consequences among those who tended to drink more frequently for coping motives. More negative consequences, such as injuries and negative body image, were also found among those who drink for conformity motives. The pattern of association was largely comparable across countries. Discussion and Conclusion. While the actual mean level of drinking motives, alcohol use and adverse consequence varied across countries, the consistency of association patterns implies that drinking motive-inspired health promotion efforts are likely to be beneficial across Europe. This is particularly important for coping drinkers because they are especially prone to adverse consequences over and above their alcohol use. [Wicki M, Kuntsche E, Eichenberger Y, Aasvee K, Bendtsen P, Dankulincová Veselská Z, Demetrovics Z, Dzielska A, Farkas J, de Matos MG, Roberts C, Tynjälä J, Välimaa R, Vieno A. Different drinking motives, different adverse consequences? Evidence among adolescents from 10 European countries.

KW - adolescence

KW - adverse consequence

KW - alcohol use

KW - cross-cultural study

KW - drinking motive

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85020232305&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85020232305&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/dar.12572

DO - 10.1111/dar.12572

M3 - Article

VL - 36

SP - 731

EP - 741

JO - Drug and Alcohol Review

JF - Drug and Alcohol Review

SN - 0959-5236

IS - 6

ER -