ERIC Number: ED188084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-2
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Expectancies for Sexual and Aggressive Behaviors of Male and Female Drinkers.
Kreutzer, Jeffrey S.; And Others
Experimental studies indicate that the primary determinant of changes in sexual and aggressive behavior following alcohol consumption is expectancy. Multiple regression analyses were performed on the responses of 100 college students to an alcohol-expectancy questionnaire to determine how expectations for sexual and aggressive behavior following alcohol consumption were related to subject sex, target person sex, and drinking history. Results indicated that all major variables were related to expectations. Increases in sexual desire and aggressive behaviors were expected by all subjects. A decline in sexual performance was expected for men, whereas an enhancement of sexual performance was expected for women who become intoxicated. Consistent with sex role stereotypes, men were expected to behave more aggressively than women. The findings imply that inconsistencies reported in the literature may reflect differences in sample characteristics, such as subject sex or drinking history, and that it is necessary to control for these attributes when discriminating between psychological and physiological effects of alcohol on behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (52nd, St. Louis, MO, May 1-3, 1980). For related document see ED 177 456.