Necessary but not sufficient: Sexual assault information on college and university websites.

Summary: For this study, a random sample of 102 (accredited and not for profit) colleges and University websites that grant Bachelor’s degrees were analyzed for web content regarding sexual violence.  The websites were coded for information and location of sexual violence information.  88 percent (n=90) of the school’s websites included information regarding sexual violence, however the information mostly focused on the school’s policies regarding sexual violence.  67 percent (n=61) of those schools also had information available through their .edu domain that included definitions of sexual

Concurrent administration of sexual assault prevention and risk reduction programming: Outcomes for women.

Summary: The study is based on a two-pronged approach to sexual violence prevention consisting of implementing the Ohio University Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Program (OUSARRP) for college women while concurrently conducting a sexual violence prevention program for college men. First-year residence halls were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Women in the intervention program received the 7-hour OUSARRP which addressed barriers to resistance and self-defense training.

Sexual assault victimization among straight, gay/lesbian, and bisexual college students.

Summary: The purpose of the study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of sexual assault among straight, bisexual and gay college students. The study analyzed data from the Online College Social Life Survey, which was a survey of 21,000 students. In the study, one out of four heterosexual women experienced sexual assault after being in college for four years. Gay and bisexual men experienced the same rate of sexual assault as heterosexual women.  Bisexual women were at the greatest risk with almost two out of five experiencing sexual assault after four years in college.

The role of social drinking factors in the relationship between incapacitated sexual assault and drinking before sexual activity.

Summary: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between incapacitated sexual assault (ISA) and drinking before engaging in sexual activity. A sample of 602 undergraduate female college students completed an online survey on history of ISA, social factors associated with drinking, and frequency of drinking before sexual activity. Higher perceived drinking norms and more social drinking motive endorsement were associated with more severe ISA histories.

Conveying campus sexual misconduct policy information to college and university students: Results from a seven campus study.

Summary: A total of 1,195 undergraduate student participants from seven colleges and Universities took part in the study.  The colleges and Universities were located across the US.  The participants at each college/University were divided into three groups: a control group, a read only group, and a read and discuss group.  The study found that only 21 percent of the study participants reported viewing the video that was sent to the participants via email.  The researchers recommend active viewing to increase sexual misconduct policy dissemination.  The researchers also found that the read a

An examination of sexual violence against college women

This investigation examined college women's experiences with unwanted sexual contact. Participants completed a questionnaire assessing the incidence of various types of forced sexual contact the women had experienced since enrolling in college. Demographic and situational variables associated with these incidents of sexual violence were also obtained. It was observed that since enrolling in college, 27% of the sample had experienced unwanted sexual contact ranging from kissing and petting to oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse.

Violence and commitment: A study of dating couples

Dating couples (college students) were given the Conflict Tactics Scale and measures of emotional commitment. Members of a couple were tested at the same time with no opportunity to compare responses during the session. For violence and verbal aggression, participants reported on acts inflicted and received. For commitment, they indicated their own level of commitment and rated the commitment of their partners.


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