acquaintance rape

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)

Sexual coercion attitudes among high school students: The influence of gender and rape education.

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

Alcohol and acquaintance rape in Australia: Testing the presupposition model of attributions about responsibility and blame

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.

Teaching women a lesson: Sexually aggressive and sexually nonaggressive men's perceptions of acquaintance and date rape

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

The Darkest Figure of Crime: Perceptions of Reasons for Male Inmates to Not Report Sexual Assault

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.

Rape prevention with high-risk males: Short-term outcome of two interventions

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


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