Adverse Health Outcomes, Perpetrator Characteristics, and Sexual Violence Victimization Among U.S. Adult Males

In the United States, an estimated three million men are victims of sexual violence each year, yet the majority of existing studies have evaluated the consequences and characteristics of victimization among women alone. The result has been a gap in the existing literature examining the physical and psychological consequences of sexual assault among men.

Predictors of sexually coercive behavior in a nationally representative sample of adolescent males

Data from male participants in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health are used to examine childhood predictors of late adolescent and early adulthood sexually coercive behavior and adolescent mediators of these relationships. A path analysis shows that experiencing sexual abuse as a child has a direct effect on perpetrating subsequent coercion that is partially mediated by early sexual initiation.

Male rape myths: the role of gender, violence, and sexism

This study investigates the structure of Struckman-Johnson and Struckman-Johnson's Male Rape Myth Scale, examines gender differences in rape myth acceptance, and explores the underlying ideologies that facilitate male rape myth acceptance. A three-factor model, with rape myths regarding Trauma, Blame, and Denial as separate subscales, is the best fitting solution. However, the results indicate that additional scale development and validity tests are necessary. In exploratory analyses, men are more accepting of male rape myths than are women.

Acquaintance rape workshops: Their effectiveness in changing the attitudes of first year college men

Studies the effect of three different types of acquaintance rape prevention programs on men's attitudes concerning women and sexual assault. Examined single-sex versus coed workshops, small groups versus large groups, and other types of formats. Findings show that some program features are more effective than others. (RJM)

Sexual assault prevention programs for college men: An exploratory evaluation of the Men Against Violence model

This article describes an explanatory evaluation of a rape prevention program targeted toward fraternity members. The program is based on the Men Against Violence (L. Hong, 2000a) model, which emphasizes the association between male role socialization and sexual aggression. Implications for college counselors who conduct rape prevention programs are provided.

The impact of sexual assault on heterosexual couples

There is a large body of literature suggesting that rape and sexual assault can have an enduring psychological impact on female victims, including an impact on their intimate relationships. The present study explores the impact of sexual assault on heterosexual relationships and the experiences of male partners of women who have been assaulted. Six men took part in semi-structured interviews about their experiences following their partner's disclosure of assault. These data were supplemented by interviews with three women who discussed the impact of their assault on their partners.

The impact of sexual harassment on military personnel: Is it the same for men and women?

Compares outcomes of sexual harassment for men and women using data from gender issues survey conducted by the United States Department of Defense. Effect of sexual harassment on male and female personnel within the range of similar experiences; Emergence of differences in sexual harassment experiences; Impact of sexual harassment on the public and private sectors

Sexual Aggression in Bars: What College Men Can Normalize

This study investigated if college men's sexual aggressiveness in bar and offcampus party settings should be viewed as contextually-specific normative masculinity performances as much as sexual aggressiveness. A sample of 264 college men drawn from 22 colleges and universities completed a questionnaire assessing gender ideologies and sexual experiences. Most men self-report they engage in sexually aggressive behavior in drinking settings. Over 90% revealed they had used overt sexually aggressive tactics in the bar/party setting.


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