American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Representation of Alcohol, Upbringing Style and Risky Alcoholism among Young Girls
YAO-Ackah Mathilde, OTEME Apolos Christophe, KOUAKOU Ossei

Next to alcoholism which usually prevails within the male population, a new phenomenon (risky alcoholism), as it is unusual, is gradually taking root among young girls. The importance of women in families and societies urges us to seek the responsible factors in order to try to reduce this scourge. Consequently, on the basis of their representation of alcohol and the type of family upbringing they received, the study proposes to explain young girls’ risky alcoholism. In this respect, a sample of 120 girls from Abidjan is developed using empirical sampling by systematic variation. It is composed of 4 groups of equivalent subjects 2 to 2submitted to a questionnaire universally adopted by the World Health Organization, AUDIT-C (The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption). The data collected are processed using the Pearson Chi-square statistical test. This led to two results corroborating our views. Risky alcoholism is more prevalent among young girls who experience a permissive upbringing style and positively represent alcohol than those subject to a strict family upbringing and negatively representing alcohol.

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