Relation of drinking and eating to masculinity and femininity.

  title={Relation of drinking and eating to masculinity and femininity.},
  author={Lina A. Ricciardelli and Robert J. Williams and M J Kiernan},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  volume={138 6},
The relationship between desirable and undesirable aspects of masculinity and femininity and drinking and eating was investigated. A sample of 144 university women in Australia completed questionnaires that assessed masculinity and femininity, reported drinking, alcohol dependence, eating restraint, frequency of dieting, and overeating. Evidence of a common underlying dimension linking aspects of problem drinking and overeating to undesirable masculine characteristics was found. The results are… CONTINUE READING