The influence of norms in small groups on heavy use of alcohol among Danes

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The analysis shows that life style is contagious between members in small groups in the same way that an infection disease is. The results also support the hypothesis that behavioural change works through group processes and norm development on a micro level.
When planning alcohol prevention programmes it is therefore essential to include health educational practice which takes the significant influence of peers and behavioural norms in small groups into consideration
Translated title of the contributionBetydningen af normer i sociale grupper for storforbrug af alkohol blandt danskere
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue numbersuppl. 4
Pages (from-to)85
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 10th Annual EUPHA (European Public Health Association) Meeting. : Bridging the gap between Research and policy in public health: information, promotion and training - Hotel Hilton, Dresden, Germany
Duration: 28 Nov 200230 Nov 2002
Conference number: 10


ConferenceThe 10th Annual EUPHA (European Public Health Association) Meeting.
LocationHotel Hilton
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