Sex differences in locus of control and problem drinking among college students

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54 female and 45 male undergraduates were administered Rotter's Internal–External Locus of Control Scale and the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test. A significant correlation between the 2 measures was obtained for males, but no relationship was found for females. Females were more external than males and more external than females in J. B. Rotter's (1966) normative sample. Males and females had comparable distributions of problem-drinking scores, and both scored primarily in the nonalcoholic range. Results point to the importance of testing for sex differences in personality correlates of alcohol use
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-106
JournalBulletin of the Society of Psychologists in Substance Abuse
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982
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