An explorative study on immigration and drinking among Southern Africa University students in the United Kingdom and its impact on health and well-being
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION1
University Students are Drinking Globally1
The Consumption of Alcohol amongst University Students in the European Countries1
Design and Methods2
CHAPTER 02: LITERATURE REVIEW3
Introduction of the Chapter3
Drinking Patterns of South African University Students in the UK3
Cultural Adaptation of South African Students in the UK6
Ways of Adjusting in the New Environment6
Drinking Patterns among South African University Students in the UK7
Factors that Lead towards Increased Consumption of Alcohol among South African Students8
The Impact of the Exposure to Alcohol on South African Students in the United Kingdom9
How Do Students Perceive Their Drinking Patterns after Migrating To the UK10
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION
University Students are Drinking Globally
The consumption of alcohol among university students is a global problem. It is also a significant health concern (Ham and Hope, 2003, pp. 720). During the last few years, the consumption of alcohol has been observed among university students at university campuses (Saunders et al. 2004, pp. 325). The evaluation of factors that contribute towards alcohol consumption among university students is important for the development of effective prevention programs (Bandura, 2003). The consumption of alcohol by university students yields several negative consequences. When university students are involved in drinking, they pay less attention to their education and other academic activities. In addition, the consumption of alcohol among students has also found to be associated with drunk driving and other illegal activities (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
The Consumption of Alcohol amongst University Students in the European Countries
The excessive consumption of alcohol among university students is associated with diverse health problems; for instance, drunk driving, health problems, risk for injuries, and others (Karam, Kypri and Salamoun, 2007, pp. 213). There are several studies that have assessed the drinking patterns of university students in European countries at levels that can create problems. The problems are not only associated with the health of students but also their academic performance.
Another study, conducted on the consumption of alcohol among university students in the European Union, has revealed that the high risk university drinkers experience several negative consequences. The university students tend to drink more during different festivals. It is because of the reason that university students believe that alcohol consumptions help in making celebrations more festive (Andersson, 2009, pp. 2458).
What are the students' experiences of adjustment and cultural adaptation to exposure to drinking after coming to the UK?
How do students perceive their drinking patterns after migrating to the UK?
How has the process of exposure to a different culture influenced their beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyle towards drinking?
How does adjustment and cultural adaption impact on the students' health and well-being?
Design and Methods
A qualitative/interpretive approach will be the most suitable method to explore the students' experiences and perceptions on acculturation. As it offers understanding of the participants which cannot be quantitatively measured (Silverman, 2005). Face to face in-depth semi-structured interviews will be conducted with the participants to collect data. A total of 10 face to ...