Underage drinking motivation and contexts in Hong Kong: a qualitative analysis
S Yoon1,2, WWT Lam1, DSY Ho1
1 School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
2 Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
1. This study explores the contextual conundrum of alcohol drinking among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.
2. The first encounter with alcohol mostly occurs in the context of family and social networks.
3. Promoting conviviality and sociability is the main motivation for drinking.
4. Peer socialisation does not compel conformity in drinking behaviour.
5. There is a growing acceptance of underage alcohol use by adolescents.