Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Dr. Samantha Wells

Second Advisor

Dr. Greta Bauer

Third Advisor

Dr. GY. Zou


Binge drinking is a considerable problem among male postsecondary students. Research indicates that university and community college populations may differ in their drinking behaviour, and that hypermasculine views may be associated with heavy drinking among males. The two main objectives of this study were to compare the binge drinking patterns of university and community college males and to examine the association between hypermasculinity and frequent binge drinking. Secondary data analyses were conducted using a cross-sectional survey of males attending the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Statistical techniques included chi-square tests and modified Poisson regression. UWO (28%) and Fanshawe College (32%) students did not differ significantly in terms of the proportion reporting frequent binge drinking. Hypermasculinity was significantly associated with frequent binge drinking for both UWO (RR: 1.12, 95% Cl: 1.05, 1.19) and Fanshawe College males (RR: 1.16, 95% Cl: 1.10, 1.22), adjusting for covariates



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