IJCH 2015 Vol.1(1): 21-28 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2015.1.1.004

Alcoholism among Youth: A Case Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mohd Ramlan Mohd Arshad, Munirah Omar, and Nurul Afiqah Shahdan
Abstract—The growing numbers of social problems among youth have become the major fear of the government agencies. Alcoholism among youth is one of the primary topics discussed when studying subject regarding social problems. The seriousness of alcohol consumption leads to the urgencies for researchers to examine the elements that encourage such scenario happened. Thus, this paper aims to explore the various factors that lead to alcohol consumption among youth. Methodologically; the paper employs a quantitative approach to have in depth understanding of the antecedents that lead to the issue. It begins with an introductory background of alcoholism among youth and the scenario of alcoholism among youth in Malaysia as in general. The paper then proceeds to capture the factors that lead youth to consume alcohol exaggeratedly. The analysis provides the factors that lead to alcohol consumption, the frequencies of consumption, starting age of youth to consume alcohol and also correlation analysis on the subject matter. There also some discussion and suggestions on alcoholism among youth.

Index Terms—Alcoholism, youth, social issue.

The authors are with the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia (e-mail: ramlanarshad@gmail.com, munirah.omar@gmail.com, Nurulafiqahsahdan@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Mohd Ramlan Mohd Arshad, Munirah Omar, and Nurul Afiqah Shahdan, "Alcoholism among Youth: A Case Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-28, 2015.

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