Educational Psychology, Department of

 

Date of this Version

2015

Citation

Drugs Education, Prevention and Policy, 2015; 22(1): 52–59; doi: 10.3109/09687637.2014.979764

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Copyright (c) 2014 Ian M. Newman, Duane F. Shell, Zhaoqing Huang, and Ling Qian.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Abstract

Aim: This paper describes Chinese university students’ understanding of the meaning of the alcohol-related flushing response and how they reacted to their own and someone else’s flushing in a group drinking situation. Method: The researcher surveyed 530 Chinese university students about their understanding of flushing and their perception of how people respond to a person who visibly flushes while drinking alcohol. Findings: Most students did not know about the physiological cause of flushing. There were significant gender differences in both reactions to and perception of responses to a person who flushes. There was no direct relationship between flushing and drinking behaviour. Conclusions: This description of flushing behaviour and responses to a flushing person is discussed in terms of educational opportunities to change behaviours that could reduce the cancer related risks of this visibly at-risk group.

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