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RESEARCH:

Do Alcohol and Aquatics Mix?: The Context of Youth Alcohol Consumption and Aquatic Recreation

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: WaterSafe Auckland

 

SUBJECT: Alcohol
TYPE: Focus Groups
DATE: 2008


WaterSafe Auckland Inc (WAI), Alcohol Healthwatch (AHW), Auckland City Communities Living Injury Free (CLIF), Auckland City Community Action on Youth and Drugs (CAYAD) and Youthtown jointly conducted a research project examining the context in which youth alcohol consumption and aquatic recreation occurs given the recent rise in alcohol related youth drownings. The purposes of this project were threefold: 1) to ascertain the personal experiences and observations of youth with regards to the use of alcohol, in on and around water; 2) to examine the contexts, both social and situational, in which alcohol consumption and aquatic activity occurred; 3) To identify at risk behaviours and make recommendations to promote safe practice among youth around water and when engaged in aquatic recreation.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

Craig Mills

Dr. Kevin Moran

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

www.watersafe.org.nz

RESPONDENTS

21 Participants (8 Male, 13 Females)

Ages 15-17

Taken from:

Male after-school programme

Female after-school community programme

Single-sex female educational college

ACTIVITY

Skinny Dipping

Festivals

Parties

Waterways

Rivers

Lakes

Public swimming pools

Swimming

Jumping

Back-flips

Bombs

Private swimming pools

Boating

ENVIRONMENT

Beach

AGE

15-17

GENDER

Male
Female

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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