Drinking game participation, gender performance and normalization of intoxication among Nigerian university students

Emeka Dumbili, Clare Williams
  • Addictive Behaviors Reports, June 2017, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.abrep.2016.11.002

Drinking game participation and gender performance

What is it about?

The paper explored how young people construct a range of gender identities through drinking game activities. It examined the motivations for such gender performance and the risks associated with drinking game participation.

Why is it important?

Media reports indicate that young people in Nigeria play drinking games and some have died during/after gaming, but no empirical research exists. This is the first study to provide an empirical evidence, confirming media reports.


Dr Emeka W. Dumbili (Author)
Brunel University

This study provides a snapshot of drinking game participation among students and thus, suggested that more research should be conducted to aid interventions.

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