La Grange, Linda, Hojnowski, Natalya, and Nesterova, Svitlana
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Nov 2007, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p570, 11 p.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Influence, Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Psychological aspects, Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Demographic aspects, Aggressiveness (Psychology) -- Evaluation, Hispanic American students -- Alcohol use, Hispanic American students -- Social aspects, Impulse -- Evaluation, Minority college students -- Alcohol use, and Minority college students -- Social aspects
The authors examined the association between alcohol consumption and aggression from a personality trait perspective with 92 self-identified Hispanic college students. They partially replicated a study by Quigley, Corbett, and Tedeshi, which examined the relationships between desired image of power, alcohol expectancies, and alcohol-related aggression. Among male participants, impulsivity did not correlate with either alcohol consumption or frequency of fighting, whereas with females there was a strong positive correlation between impulsivity and alcohol consumption and a weak positive correlation between impulsivity and frequency of fighting. When the results were compared to those of Quigley et al., it was found that the Hispanic participants drank and fought less. The best predictor variable for male alcohol consumption was the desire to be viewed as 'tough.' 'Activity' was the primary predictor for female alcohol consumption. Keywords: alcohol consumption; aggression; personality traits; Hispanic college students