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Moralization about alcohol use among health college students

Alcohol use is one of the major conditions that display a worldwide moralizing connotation. The objective of this present article was to investigate the stereotypes and the moral attribution of the Health College Students (HCS) about the dependence of alcohol. 138 HCS enrolled on undergraduate health courses participated of the study. Three instruments were used: questionnaire about the personal characteristics of the professionals, Evaluation questionnaire about stereotypes and moralization of the use of alcohol. Was verified that for the use of alcohol, the perception model of the HCS was moral and one of the biggest difficulties for them dealing with the patients referred to the alcoholics.

alcoholism; stereotyping; undergraduate; health courses; attitudes


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