Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The present study examined the drinking behavior of both sexes and three age groups in middle class public drinking establishments. Observations were made of type and volume of drink, time to consume and number of sips. Additionally, information was recorded on sex and estimation of height, weight and age. Significant differences were obtained between men and women in time to consume a drink and a significant interaction between sex and age was found. A significant difference was found when number of sips was correlated with time to consume a drink with drink volume partialled out. A tendency for women to consume drinks more rapidly on weekends was found and women with one companion consumed drinks more rapidly than women with two companions. The finding that men consumed drinks more rapidly than women was in agreement with previous findings. The partial correlations employed here provide unprecedented analysis of public drinking behavior which has implications for therapists involved in controlled drinking.


Paul Zelhart

Date of Award

Spring 1980

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1980 Mark L. Fattig


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