Skip to main content

Developing Theoretical and Environmental Policy For Underage Drinking

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Objective: To estimate concern/support for policy for underage drinkers and formulate policy-specific communication strategies. Methods: An environmentally based approach to policy formulation used concepts from the transtheoretical, decision-balance, and social-norms models. Interviews were conducted with community stakeholders, and surveys were collected on community residents as part of the evaluation effort. Results: The triangulated evaluation revealed specific policies for underage drinking and techniques for facilitating policy implementation. Conclusion: The results demonstrate techniques for using multiple models and evaluation techniques for formulating public policy in the promotion of community health.

Keywords: alcohol; decision balance; public policy; social-norms; transtheoretical

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.27.5.3

Affiliations: 1: Montana Social-norms, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 2: Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

Publication date: 2003-09-01

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more