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Table 2 Attitudinal norms by gender from the Phase 1 study

From: Study protocol for a web-based personalized normative feedback alcohol intervention for young adult veterans

  Percentage indicating response for actual attitudes by gender
Males Females
Never acceptable (%) Rarely or sometimes acceptable (%) Often or always acceptable (%) Never acceptable (%) Rarely or sometimes acceptable (%) Often or always acceptable (%)
Drinking to get drunk 30 55 15 40 49 11
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.28; 2.43       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.79; 2.12       
Drinking alcohol every weekend 26 49 25 32 40 28
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.44; 2.63       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.56; 3.15       
Drinking to blow off steam 25 50 25 30 51 19
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.42; 2.72       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.12; 2.61       
Driving a car after drinking 81 17 2 84 14 2
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.09; 1.32       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 1.73; 1.28       
Drinking more than one drink in front of my own or others’ children 44 44 12 55 32 13
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.74; 2.09       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.42; 2.00       
Drinking alcohol daily 50 41 9 55 37 8
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.06; 1.91       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.81; 1.89       
Drinking alone 31 48 21 34 47 19
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.11; 2.51       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.88; 2.63       
Drinking enough alcohol to pass out 67 29 4 76 23 1
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.77; 1.57       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.17; 1.38       
Drinking when feeling down or depressed 44 43 11 49 40 11
 Males mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 3.02; 2.10       
 Females mean perception; mean actual attitudes: 2.68; 2.00       
  1. Attitudinal norms were on a scale from 1 (never acceptable) to 7 (always acceptable)