Author ORCID Identifier
Clinkinbeard - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1839-2877
Despite evidence that males drink more than females, there is much to be learned about gendered explanations for sex differences in alcohol use. We use the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health data to investigate gendered self-concept as related to alcohol use and related consequences among a sample of emerging adults. Dominance Masculinity (e.g., being aggressive, forceful, dominant) was the most consistent predictor of alcohol-related outcomes for both males and females. Endorsement of feminine characteristics (e.g., compassion, understanding, sympathetic) was protective against binge drinking and social consequences for males whereas endorsement of general masculine characteristics (e.g., independent, assertive, leader) protected against social consequences for females.
Clinkinbeard, S.S. & Barnum, T.C. (2016). Gendered self-concepts and drinking behavior in a national sample of emerging adults. Feminist Criminology, 12(2), 145-170. https://doi.org/10.1177/15570851156143