The effectiveness of personalizing acquaintance rape prevention: Programs on perception of vulnerability and on reducing risk-taking behavior

Tested hypothesis that a personalized acquaintance rape prevention program reduces risk-taking behavior and increases perception of vulnerability. Seventy female college students were exposed to Acquaintance Rape Prevention Program with experimentals and controls receiving personalized or nonpersonalized instruction, respectively. Findings showed personalizing the acquaintance rape prevention program increased intent to avoid risk-taking behaviors for all women. (Author/PVV)
Author: 
Gray,Michael D.
Lesser,D.
Quinn,E.
Bounds,Chris
Notes: 
AN- EJ416114 LA- English Full Text: N
Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
217
End Page: 
220
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Journal of College Student Development
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
The authors compared risk avoidance behavioral intention in a study where 44 female community college students received personalized rape prevention program and 26 female controls received a nonpersonalized rape prevention program. Pre- and posttest questionnaire results indicate that personalized prevention programs increased both the perception of personal vulnerability and the intention to reduce risk-taking behaviors.
Topic Areas: 
Curriculum; evaluation
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
143
Publication Date: 
1990/05