The role of drinking motives and COVID-19 related distress in changing drinking behaviour
This study will investigate the relationship between psychological stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, motives for drinking and their interaction to identify if this affects drinking behaviour.
“Drinking motives” relates to the reason why people drink. For example, a common motivation for drinking is for social reasons, to enhance social benefits, enjoy a party more or to fit in with social norms. Drinking behaviour is used to roughly describe an individual’s alcohol consumption over a particular period of time.
The aim of this study is to explore if drinking motives is associated with drinking behaviour, whilst gaining further understanding of how stress relating to the COVID-19 pandemic may have influenced this, as it is predicted stress, loneliness and anxiety will be affecting many people through this time.
You must be aged 18 or over to take part.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be asked to take part in an online survey which will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about stress, loneliness, motives for drinking and alcohol consumption, which are experienced throughout the population.
When and where?
The survey can be completed online, anytime until the 16th June 2021.
Will I get anything for taking part?
You will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 6 £50 Amazon voucher.
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