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Title: Drinking Games Participation Among Female Students at a Regional Australian University
Contributor(s): Murugiah, Sera (author); Scott, John  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2014.892462
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Abstract: Participation in drinking games (DGs) by university students is often associated with heavy drinking and negative social and health impacts. Although research in Australia indicates that university students tend to drink at risky levels, there is paucity of literature on DGs among students, especially those residing at regional universities. This research examined drinking among female college students of white background. Eighteen female students participated in face-to-face in-depth interviews to describe their DG experiences. Most women played DGs for social and monetary reasons, with many drinking high volumes of alcohol during the game. Excessive drinking was linked with the type of beverage consumed. Despite knowing the health risks associated with DGs, there was a strong social imperative for these young women to play these games. Research and public health initiatives to better understand and address problematic drinking activities in rural and regional Australia have tended to ignore women and the dominant white populations whose heavy drinking has been largely restricted to private spheres.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 13(2), p. 139-157
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1533-2659
Field of Research (FOR): 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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