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Gender stereotypes and drinking cognitions as indicators of moderate and high risk drinking among young women and men

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posted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by L Ricciardelli, J Connor, R Williams, R Young
The study examined differences in gender stereotypes, restrained drinking and self-efficacy for alcohol refusal between moderate and high risk drinkers among a university sample of 301 women and 118 men. Both female and male high risk drinkers displayed a response conflict, typified by high scores on restrained drinking but low scores on self-efficacy. This pattern of response conflict was more pronounced for high risk drinking women, who also identified poorly with feminine traits (e.g. ‘nurturing’, ‘love children’, ‘appreciative’). The findings are discussed in relation to society's double standard that accepts intoxication in men but condemns it in women.

History

Journal

Drug and alcohol dependence

Volume

61

Issue

2

Pagination

129 - 136

Publisher

Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd

Location

Shannon, Ireland

ISSN

0376-8716

eISSN

1879-0046

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2001, Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.