Examines the prevalence of nonconsensual sexual experiences in dating situations among incoming female college students. Relationship of history of child abuse to nonconsensual sex; Need for education and prevention programs; Implications for counseling
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)
Examines adolescents' attitudes about date rape and other forced sexual behaviors within specific social contexts to determine how these attitudes are affected by gender and other structural and individual-level variables. Methods used during the survey; Date rape prevention (DRP) lecture; Survey on sexual attitudes of teenagers; Findings before and after the DRP lecture; Comparison of results before and after DRP lecture; Discussion of survey results
According to the presupposition model of attributions about responsibility and blame (Bradbury Fincham, 1990), an attribution of blame presupposes an attribution of responsibility. Both constructs share the dimensions of choice, intention, and accountability, but an additional dimension of liability relates only to blame. Reactions of 260 university students to acquaintance-rape scenarios portraying different levels of alcohol intoxication were examined.
Presents a study which assessed the influence of both situational factors and individual differences on college men's perceptions of acquaintance and date rape scenarios. Factors which influenced men's definition of a situation as rape and their perceptions of perpetrator and victim accountability; Consideration of token resistance and male entitlement explanations in the interpretation of the findings
pnbsp;/ppstrongSummary:nbsp;/strongspanThis study examined the reasons male inmates perceived that their peers do not report sexual assault among 396 inmates in 8 Texas prisons. nbsp;This study is part of a larger project, The Prison Climate Survey. The three most common reasons inmates believed that sexual assault is not reported are embarrassment, retaliation from other inmates, and a fear of harassment and continued victimization by other inmates. nbsp;Older inmates and minority populations were more likely to report a fear of harassment as the primary reason to not report.
Evaluates two model-based interventions designed to reduce the amount of date rape attempted by male college students. Rape supportive cognition; Victim empathy and outcome expectancies; Mean standard deviations and change scores for each of the dependent measures; Use of the Attraction to Sexual Aggression Scale and the Acceptance of Interpersonal Violence Scale
Presents a study in which the emotional effects of date rape among college women who were intoxicated at the time of the rape are examined. Methods; Results; Conclusion