Temporaliteten i en generation – Illustreret gennem alkoholdata

  • Stefan B. Andrade

Abstract

Temporaliteten i en generation – Illustreret gennem alkoholdata Artiklen introducerer sekvensanalysen som supplement til de økonometriske modeller til at give sociologiske forklaringer af sociale hændelsesforløb. Ved at tage udgangspunkt i et begreb om ”temporalitet” viser artiklen, hvorledes tid opfattes forskelligt alt efter individets historie og position i samfundet. Som empirisk eksempel benyttes et datasæt fra YODA projektet om unges forbrug af alkohol. På baggrund af sekvensanalysen demonstrerer artiklen, hvorledes en generation af unge har forskellige tidsopfattelser af ugens syv dage i forbindelse med alkoholforbrug. Resultatet viser fem forskellige tidslige drikkemønstre, som er betinget af forskellig sociokulturel baggrund. ENGELSK ABSTRACT: Stefan B. Andrade: ”Temporality” within a Generation of Adolescents Illustrated by Alcohol Data The article introduces sequence analysis to provide sociological explanations of social events as a supplement to econometric models. The theoretical basis is the concept of ”temporality” in which time is perceived differently by individuals depending on the individual’s history and position in society. Optimal matching algorithms of sequence analysis are applied to a data set from a project on alcohol consumption among youth (YODA). The analysis demonstrates that young people in one generation have different perceptions of the seven days of the week in relation to alcohol consumption. The results reveal five different temporal drinking patterns, which are subject to different socio-cultural backgrounds. The mainstream model (over half of the respondents) consists of youth who don’t drink until Saturday, but can drink over six alcoholic beverages. The second group (and second largest group, over one fourth of the population) drinks more than the first type and drinks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The third group (and smallest, about 3%) doesn’t drink at all. The fourth group (about 10 %) drinks less than type 2 but drinks more days of the week. The final group (8 %) drinks all week, but especially on the weekends. Key words: Time, temporality, sequence analysis, quantitative methodology, adolescents, alcohol.
Published
2011-11-30
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Artikler