Intervention based on Temporal Orientation to reduce alcohol consumption and enhance risk perception in adolescence

Judit Castellà, Gisela Minguell, Anna Muro, Cristina Sotoca, Santiago Estaún

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Abstract

© 2018 Quaderns de Psicologia. Alcohol consumption is a prevalent risky behaviour in adolescence. A way of prevention is to obtain information about the cognitive components involved, such as Temporal Perspective (TP), which refers to the tendency to be oriented towards the past, the present or the future. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between TP, risk perception and alcohol consumption (Study 1) and to determine whether an intervention programme based on emphasizing a Future orientation can reduce alcohol consumption and increase risk perception (Study 2). Seventy-five adolescents participated in the study. Results showed that a bias toward the Present can enhance the probability of incurring in risk behaviours, while a Future orientation might act as a protective factor. Half of the adolescents took part in the intervention programme, and their risk perception increased, suggesting that TP can be a tool to minimize the probability of incurring in risk behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
JournalQuadernos de Psicologia
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Risk perception
  • Time perspective

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