ERIC Number: EJ841331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
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Ping-Pong, Endurance, Card and other Types of Drinking Games: Are These Games of the Same Feather?
Zamboanga, Byron L.; Calvert, Barbara D.; O'Riordan, Siobhan S.; McCollum, Elan C.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v51 n2 p26-39 Jun 2007
The goal of this study was to investigate the structural heterogeneity of drinking games with respect to beverage type consumed, competitiveness, intoxication level, and game duration, as well as the motives for participation in different games and their relevance to intoxication level while playing. Participants were female students ( N = 162; M age = 20.3; 18-24 years) attending an all-women's college in the Northeastern U.S. Descriptive analyses revealed variations across the different types of drinking games with respect to popularity, type of alcoholic beverage consumed, competitiveness, intoxication level, and game duration. Motivations for playing drinking games were also differentially associated with intoxication level across the different game categories. Implications for programming and intervention efforts and future research directions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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