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Cook Island Adolescents perceptions and behaviour around alcohol use in Auckland

3 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Mayor Pokino
Health issue:
Addiction (alcohol/drugs/gambling/smoking)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
General aim The aim of this project is to conduct a literature review on the perceptions and behaviour around alcohol use among Cook Island adolescents living in Auckland. Objective To identify the perceptions (opinion, attitudes, ideas, values and motivations) of adolescents that encourage or discourage them from engaging in binge drinking. To identify the social influences (peer pressure, media, alcoholic parents and siblings) that shape the alcohol-related behaviour of the adolescents.