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Aggression-related alcohol expectancies and barroom aggression among construction tradespeople

Zinkiewicz, Lucy, Smith, Georgia, Burn, Michele, Litherland, Steven, Wells, Samantha, Graham, Kathryn and Miller, Peter 2016, Aggression-related alcohol expectancies and barroom aggression among construction tradespeople, Drug and alcohol review, vol. 35, pp. 549-556, doi: 10.1111/dar.12360.

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Title Aggression-related alcohol expectancies and barroom aggression among construction tradespeople
Author(s) Zinkiewicz, LucyORCID iD for Zinkiewicz, Lucy orcid.org/0000-0002-1861-1673
Smith, Georgia
Burn, Michele
Litherland, Steven
Wells, Samantha
Graham, Kathryn
Miller, PeterORCID iD for Miller, Peter orcid.org/0000-0002-6896-5437
Journal name Drug and alcohol review
Volume number 35
Start page 549
End page 556
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 1465-3362
Keyword(s) alcohol-related aggression
alcohol-related expectancy
barroom aggression
construction trade
Summary INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Few studies have investigated the relationship of barroom aggression with both general and barroom-specific alcohol expectancies. The present study investigated these associations in a rarely studied and high-risk population: construction tradespeople. DESIGN AND METHODS: Male construction tradespeople (n = 211) aged 18-35 years (M = 21.91, SD = 4.08 years) participated in a face-to-face questionnaire assessing general and barroom-specific alcohol expectancies and perpetration of physical and verbal barroom aggression as well as control variables, age, alcohol consumption and trait aggression. RESULTS: Sequential logistic regression analyses revealed that general alcohol-aggression expectancies of courage or dominance were not predictive of either verbal or physical barroom aggression after controlling for age, alcohol consumption and trait aggression. However, barroom-specific alcohol expectancies were associated with both verbal and physical barroom aggression, with positive associations found for expected hyper-emotionality and protective effects for expected cognitive impairment. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: In a population where rates of risky drinking and barroom aggression are high, specific expectations about the effects of drinking in bars may influence subsequent aggressive behaviour in bars. [Zinkiewicz L, Smith G, Burn M, Litherland S, Wells S, Graham K, Miller P. Aggression-related alcohol expectancies and barroom aggression among construction tradespeople. Drug Alcohol Rev 2015;00:000-00].
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/dar.12360
Field of Research 11 Medical And Health Sciences
16 Studies In Human Society
17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080352

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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