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Barroom aggression perpetration by Australian women: associations with heavy episodic drinking, trait aggression, and conformity to gender norms

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posted on 01.01.2017, 00:00 authored by Alexa HayleyAlexa Hayley, Elise Cox, Lucille Zinkiewicz, K Graham, S Wells, Jin Zhou, Peter MillerPeter Miller
Heavy episodic drinking (HED), trait aggression, and conformity to masculine norms increase the risk of barroom aggression (BA) perpetration in men; however, research examining these factors relative to female BA perpetration is lacking. This study assessed the associations of HED, trait aggression, and conformity to masculine and feminine norms with BA perpetration in Australian women. Female university students (N = 148) aged 18–54 (Mage = 24.19; SDage = 6.84) completed an online questionnaire including measures of BA perpetration and HED, as well as the Brief Aggression Questionnaire, the Conformity to Feminine Norms Inventory (CFNI), and the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory (CMNI). Negative binomial regression analyses found HED, trait aggression, and the Violence and Playboy subscales of the CMNI were positively associated with BA perpetration, while the Domestic and Sexual Fidelity subscales of the CFNI were negatively associated with BA perpetration. Norms supporting the use of violence and having multiple sexual partners are associated with increased likelihood of female BA perpetration, while norms valuing domesticity and monogamy are associated with decreased likelihood of female BA perpetration. These findings suggest BA perpetration by women is related to how much they drink, trait aggression, and socialized gender norms.

History

Journal

Journal of substance use

Volume

22

Issue

6

Pagination

597 - 604

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1465-9891

eISSN

1475-9942

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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