Alcohol Consumption of University Students

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1. Introduction

The following is a research plan that reflects on alcohol consumption of university students. It gives a literature review that will define the problem, prevalence, identify the implications, describe some of the previous studies that have been done on this field and what are their limitations. Introduce the current study, the research topic evaluating the effects of alcohol consumption on university students. Explore any gaps that may occur between the past and current literature. Identify the dependant and independent variables and mention what significance the research questions and explain some of the concepts that appeared in the research plan.

2. Literature Review

Reviewing literature is an essential preliminary task in a research study; it helps bring clarity and focus on the current research topic, improves ones methodology, enhances ones knowledge base and contextualises ones findings (Kumar, 2005).

2. 1. Alcohol consumption and Binge Drinking

In light of the evidence presented about excessive alcohol consumption and its negative effects such as, disease, poor health and cognitive difficulties, bad sexual decisions and sexual dysfunction (National Health and Medical Research Council, 2001, as cited in O’Hara et al. 2008) reported as one of the leading causes of death in Australia that could be prevented(Chikritzhs, 2009).Which creates that risk and high-risks of binge drinking also identified amongst Australian university students as stated by O’Hara et al (2008).Consequently, the economy goes up to billions been spent on alcohol consumption and binge drinking according to Collins and Lapsley cited in Chikritzhs, 2009).task

2.2 Prevalence and Implications.

Alcohol consumption is apparently most ...

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