ERIC Number: EJ723536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 46
Jocks, Gender, Binge Drinking, and Adolescent Violence
Miller, Kathleen E.; Melnick, Merrill J.; Farrell, Michael P.; Sabo, Donald F.; Barnes, Grace M.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v21 n1 p105-120 2006
Previous research has suggested a link between athletic involvement and elevated levels of adolescent violence outside the sport context. The present study expanded on this literature by positing differences in the sport-violence relationship across dimensions of athletic involvement (athletic participation vs. jock identity), type of violence (family vs. nonfamily), and gender as well as by examining the impact of binge drinking on the sport-violence relationship. Regression analyses using a sample of 608 Western New York adolescents indicated that (a) jock identity (but not athletic participation) was associated with more frequent violence, (b) jock identity predicted nonfamily violence (but not family violence), and (c) the link between jock identity and nonfamily violence was stronger for boys than for girls. Binge drinking predicted family violence among nonjocks only.
Descriptors: Athletics, Drinking, Adolescents, Gender Differences, Multiple Regression Analysis, Violence, Athletes, Identification (Psychology), Family Violence
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Identifiers - Location: New York