Ratih Eka Pertiwi

The role and place of alcohol consumption amongst young people in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

List of Supervisors:

Dr Cathy Vaughan, A/Professor Richard Chenhall

Title of your PhD:

The role and place of alcohol consumption amongst young people in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

Abstract:

Alcohol use amongst youth in Papua has contributed to a high number of traffic accidents, interpersonal violence, and risky sexual behaviours. Very little formal research has been done on alcohol in Papua, and almost none with youth to explore alcohol use from their perspective. In my PhD research project, I propose an ethnographic study to understand how and why young people drink alcohol, including drinking patterns and motives. It is anticipated the findings can give sufficient information that can be used as evidence when designing programs regarding alcohol use in the area.

PhD scholarship and funding body:

Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)