The purpose of this study is to explore college women's high-risk alcohol use and related consequences to form a gender-related perspective of their drinking and related consequences. Because previous studies are based on male norms and constructs, this study employs a qualitative approach to understand, and provide visibility for, college women's alcohol experiences and related outcomes. Ten undergraduate females from a co-educational university participated in interviews during the spring semester of 2006. The data was analyzed using methods associated with the Grounded Theory approach. The results of the data analysis offer four major themes, which include a conceptual model, the Relational Ritual Reinforcement (R3), for understanding the recurring high-risk alcohol use and related negative consequences among some university women. Implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed.Many of the participants reported drinking to engage socially, and in some cases, sexually, with men. The women wanted to aparty to meet guysa (Rita), be more a appealing to boys, if shitfaceda (Arin), and atake a shot to call a boya (Beth). ... Like obviously they are going to get more attention.. so pretty much drank, and then got into the depressed drunk mode. ... an excuse to just do whatever, and then after say, later, I was drunk and didna#39;t know what I was doing, just to 70 Mating and Men.
|Title||:||Women's Ways of Drinking: College Women, High-risk Alcohol Use, and Related Consequences|
|Author||:||Margaret Ann Smith|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|