Sara Hassan Kul, Pınar Ünal-Aydın, Kuzeymen Balıkçı, Orkun Aydın


Since harmful alcohol consumption among university students still presents a significant problem, our team of researchers has conducted this study to add and contribute to the current research findings regarding this social issue. The study, conducted at universities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), included 200 students aged 18 to 65. The research used a quasi-experimental design, employing an assessable study technique to evaluate data and generalize findings from the sample of the target population. Furthermore, quantitative research was used to determine the correlation between the variables. The correlation of AUDIT, MAST, R-MET and MCQ-30 subscales was found according to the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants. As predicted by our hypothesis, the investigation of the link between alcohol use, metacognition, and social cognition showed that alcohol drinkers had lower social cognition than non-alcohol ones. Morover, according to the results, alcohol consumption is linked to impairments in social cognition and metacognition.


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