''Machismo,'' self-esteem, education and high maximum drinking among Anglo, black and Mexican-American male drinkers

J. A. Neff, T. J. Prihoda, S. K. Hoppe

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Abstract

This study seeks to clarify the relevance of machismo to patterns of high maximum drinking among male drinkers. Specifically, the study describes the psychometric properties of a newly developed 7-item machismo measure, compares levels of machismo and self-esteem for a sample of Anglo, black and Mexican-American males, and examines both main and interaction effects of machismo, self-esteem and education as predictors of alcohol use in these racial/ethnic subgroups. Logistic regression analyses document interaction between race/ethnicity, machismo, self-esteem and education, which calls into question the presumed importance of machismo as a cultural element causing heavy drinking patterns among Mexican-American males.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-463
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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