Alcohol alert: the development and evaluation of a web-based computer-tailored game to reduce binge drinking among adolescents

A.F. Jander

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High-risk drinking behaviour during adolescence (e.g. binge drinking) can have serious consequences in the short and long term. Despite these negative consequences, a large proportion of young people aged sixteen to eighteen have reported binge drinking in the past month. This dissertation examined the circumstances and reasons why young people binge drink and how parents can encourage their children to moderate their alcohol intake. An online game was developed and tested for effectiveness in a randomised experiment. The results reveal that the game reduced binge drinking effectively among fifteen and sixteen year olds.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Vries, Hein, Supervisor
  • Mercken, Liesbeth, Co-Supervisor
  • Crutzen, Rik, Co-Supervisor
Award date21 Jan 2016
Place of Publication's-Hertogenbosch
Print ISBNs9789462953123
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • alcohol
  • binge drinking
  • computer tailoring
  • adolescence

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