Fifty-four male undergraduates participated in a rape prevention education program in which the experimental group listened to an audiotape of a man versus a woman describing the experience of being raped. Two weeks later, the students who heard the female tape reported more likelihood to engage in rape-supportive behaviors but no difference in empathy or rape supportive attitudes. (Author/MKA)
Examines issues related to acquaintance rape: cultural context, legal issues, adolescent attitudes and development, alcohol and sexual assault, the assailants, the victims, and the institutional response, and makes recommendations for a system that all colleges should have in place. (SM)
Presents a study which describes the extent and nature of the sexual victimization of college women. Background to the study, which includes criticism by conservative analysts of the idea that women suffer extensive sexual victimization; Methods, which include the use of incident reports; Results concerning sexual victimization, which includes rape, sexual assault or coercion, stalking, and verbal and visual sexual insults; Conclusions
Despite the physical and emotional damage of sexual assault, most raped women do not receive postassault medical care. This article describes a social marketing strategy to sell sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) services available on a college campus directly to matriculated students (potential victims and allies).
Reviews literature since 1980 on college men as perpetrators of acquaintance rape and other forms of sexual assault. Topics include (1) the definition and incidence of acquaintance rape and sexual assault, (2) perpetrator characteristics, (3) situations associated with sexual assault, and (4) men's misperception of women's sexual intent. An integrated theory of sexual assault is proposed, along with implications for the development of effective rape-prevention programs for men. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)
The purpose of the present investigation was to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of a sexual assault education program. Participants in this study included 94 college women who were randomly assigned to either the treatment group or control group.
This study analyzed data from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) to assess the prevalence of lifetime rape among female college students and to examine the association between rape and health-risk behaviors. The NCHRBS used a mail questionnaire to assess health-risk behaviors among a nationally representative sample of undergraduate students. Twenty percent of female students reported ever having been forced to have sexual intercourse, most often during adolescence.
Male college students ( N = 395) completed anonymous surveys to report personal attitudes supporting sexual aggression and estimated the attitudes of their peers. Participants also indicated their willingness to intervene against a peer if they witnessed sexual aggression. Although both personal and peer attitudes were correlated with willingness to intervene, in regression analyses only perceived peer attitudes emerged as a significant predictor of willingness to intervene.