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dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Robin
dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorMazerolle, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T12:30:55Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T12:30:55Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-03-27T04:21:34Z
dc.identifier.issn1367-6261
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13676261.2013.763920
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57356
dc.description.abstractAccording to the 'normalisation thesis', drug use has become an 'unremarkable' feature of contemporary life for young people. Previous quantitative research, however, neglects to assess the extent of variation in young people's social accommodation of drug use. This paper uses data from a purposive survey of young people who frequently attended clubs in a major night-time entertainment district in Brisbane, Australia to assess group differences in attitudes towards drug use. Using social interaction models, we find evidence of significant variation in views about drug use even among the sample of frequent club goers. We also demonstrate an endogenous - or social interaction - effect where young people's views are associated with the views of others who prefer to attend the same clubs. Overall, our results support the recent calls for a differentiated understanding of drug normalisation. We conclude that locations and social processes are important for understanding group differences in the social accommodation of drug use.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom901
dc.relation.ispartofpageto915
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Youth Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleDrug normalisation and Australian youth: group differences in the social accommodation of drug use
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMazerolle, Paul J.
gro.griffith.authorMazerolle, Lorraine A.


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