'I'm gonna sound lika a drunk here'. Constructions of volume of consumption.

Ester Mancini-Pena, Graham Tyson

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Discursive psychology was used as a means of increasing our understanding of the way young people may talk about volume of consumption in relation to their drinking behaviour. Analysis of the audio recording and transcript of a pilot focus group discussion with four young people revealed that participants employed varying constructions of volume in their talk about alcohol consumption. Moreover, at different times, they also discussed drinking without any discernible references to volume. The implications of these constructions are discussed in relation to exchanges between professionals and young people, such as media campaigns and brief interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAre We There Yet? Past learnings, current realities, future directions for youth affairs in Australia. National Youth Affairs Conference 2007
EditorsA. Wierenga
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherYouth Affairs Council of Australia (YACVic)
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventNational Youth Affairs Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 01 May 200703 May 2007


ConferenceNational Youth Affairs Conference


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