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‘It's your round!’ – female aggression in licensed premises

Spence, Claire E., Williams, Sian E., Gannon, Theresa A. (2009) ‘It's your round!’ – female aggression in licensed premises. Psychology, Crime & Law, 15 (2-3). pp. 269-284. ISSN 1068-316X. (doi:10.1080/10683160802190996) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Aggression involving young females in licensed premises was examined. Phase 1 investigated whether it was possible to distinguish between females who had been involved in an aggressive incident in a licensed premises from those who had not by looking at ‘ladette’ characteristics (i.e. heavy alcohol consumption, consumption of male-orientated drinks and higher aggression). Fifty-seven female participants completed both a drinking habits questionnaire and an aggression questionnaire. The results supported the hypothesis that females who had been involved in licensed premise aggression were heavier drinkers, were more likely to consume male-orientated drinks, and had higher aggression scores than those who reported never having been involved in such aggression. A logistic regression, however, showed only total alcohol consumption and self-reported physical aggression made unique independent predictions of fighting behaviour. Phase 2 investigated whether four motivations identified in previous research examining licensed premises aggression in males were relevant to such aggression involving females. Twelve participants from phase 1 were interviewed using a semi-structured format. The results indicated that although females reported similar motivations as males for their involvement in licensed premise aggression, they also appeared to be motivated by gender-specific concerns such as taking offence to another female's ‘flirtatious’ behaviour.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/10683160802190996
Uncontrolled keywords: females, licensed premises, aggression, violence, alcohol
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 13:04 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35113 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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