Alcohol Education Guide
to Reducing Harmful Drinking

Alcohol Education Project China



Implementer: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Program Overview: This alcohol education project was implemented in an effort to reduce risky alcohol consumption behaviors among 10th and 11th grade students in Wuhan, China.

Program Design: The program used a school-based curriculum administered by teachers. The program attempts to improve knowledge, correct misperceptions, and enhance refusal skills. Program curriculum included seven modules taught in four 45 minutes class sessions, over a four week period. 

Evaluation: Pre- and post-test questionnaires were used to assess changes over time. Additionally, a six-month follow up questionnaire was administered. Questionnaires consisted of three main sections: the Chinese Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (CAEQ), the Chinese Alcohol Self-Regulation Self-Efficacy (CASSE) Questionnaire, and 32 question knowledge test.

Key findings1At one week post-intervention, some effects were observed for knowledge about alcohol, positive alcohol expectancy, alcohol self-regulation self-efficacy, and drinking behavior; however, only the effects on knowledge about alcohol were still significant at six-month follow up.

These findings indicate the need for booster sessions, following administration of the base curriculum.


1. Zhang, Y. (2009). Effects of an alcohol education program for high school students in Wuhan, China. A dissertation presented to the faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska.

Target Audience: High school (15-18 years old)
Issues: Underage Drinking
Setting: Schools
Approach: Life Skills
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