Rosemary Thuli Hlengiwe Mthabela

Department of Public Health, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa


  • Review Article   
    Patterns of Alcohol Use amongst Undergraduate Students at a Health Sciences University, South Africa
    Author(s): Hendry van der Heevert* and Rosemary Thuli Hlengiwe Mthabela

    Background: Alcohol use among university students is a common aspect of student extramural activities outside the lecturing setting on campus. The increasing use of alcohol during these periods relates to harmful dis- orders and predicts substance related problems in later life. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence and factors of alcohol use among the undergraduate students at Sefako Mak- gatho Health Sciences University, South Africa. Methodology: A quantitative design was used to collect data through a self-administered questionnaire from 377 undergraduate students in dif- ferent study professions at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa. Results: The findings indicate that student’s alcohol use is moderate to heavy with a Spearman coefficient pattern indic.. Read More»

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