Abstract

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 (R3), for understanding the recurring high-risk alcohol use and related negative consequences among some university women.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 35-49
Launched on MUSE
2010-01-29
Open Access
No
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