Beverage Alcohol Choice Among University Students: Perception, Consumption and Preferences

Claudia Liana SALANTA, Maria TOFANA, Carmen POP, Anamaria POP, Teodora COLDEA, Elena MUDURA

Abstract


This paper aims to analyze and compare the beverage alcohol choice among university students. The study was carried out on a total of 1069 students (men and women) from University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania. A general questionnaire assessed alcoholic beverage consumption, perception and preference. The main reasons associated with alcohol consumption were relaxation and socialization followed by taste and flavour. The most respondents are attracted by flavor and aroma of the favourite beverage. The participants in the study were not heavy social drinkers (only 1.7 % of participants consume alcohol every day). Beer and wine, were the alcoholic beverages ranked in the top of preferences. Our findings can provide information for educators and policymakers in Romania to implement target-orientated interventions against alcohol abuse at universities. The results of this study may also add evidence to university administrators and public health educators elsewhere dealing with students from Romania.


Keywords


students preference, alcohol consumption, special beer choice, university students, Romanian students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-fst:12633

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