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ERIC Number: EJ874579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Women's Ways of Drinking: College Women, High-Risk Alcohol Use, and Negative Consequences
Smith, Margaret A.; Berger, Joseph B.
Journal of College Student Development, v51 n1 p35-49 Jan-Feb 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore college women's high-risk alcohol use and related consequences. This study employed a qualitative approach to understand and provide visibility for a gender-related perspective on college women's alcohol experiences and related outcomes. Data were collected from interviews with 10 undergraduate females at a large research university in the northeastern United States. The results of the data analysis generated four major themes, which include a conceptual model, the relational ritual reinforcement (R[superscript 3]), for understanding the recurring high-risk alcohol use and related negative consequences among some university women. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States