Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men

Research on convicted rapists has demonstrated the importance of several key motivational factors in male sexual aggression. In particular, anger at women and the need to dominate or control them have been repeatedly implicated. Although anger and power have also been shown to be important in understanding college men who report sexually aggressive behavior, there has been little research on what underlies these motives.

Reported incidence rates of work-related sexual harassment in the United States: Using meta-analysis to explain reported rate disparities

This study presents a meta-analyic review of the incidence of sexual harassment in the U.S. The impact of 3 main moderator variables (type of survey used, sampling technique, and the type of work environment in which the study was conducted) on the reported incidence rate was estimated by cumulating incidence rates reported in the literature. Results show that directly querying the respondents about whether or not they experienced sexual harassment (vs.

Can virtual reality increase the realism of role plays used to teach college women sexual coercion and rape-resistance skills?

The present study evaluated whether virtual reality (VR) can enhance the realism of role plays designed to help college women resist sexual attacks. Sixty-two female undergraduate students were randomly assigned to either the Role Play (RP) or Virtual Role Play (VRP) conditions, which were differentiated only by the use of VR technology in the VRP condition. A multimethod assessment strategy was used to evaluate the effects of VR on the experienced realism of sexually threatening role plays.

Perceived conflict patterns and relationship quality associated with verbal sexual coercion by male dating partners

The study of verbal sexual coercion in heterosexual relationships is controversial because nonphysical coercive tactics are often viewed as socially acceptable. It was hypothesized that, within couples, verbal sexual coercion will occur within a larger context of destructive conflict tactics and diminished relationship quality. Female undergraduates in consensually sexual dating relationships (N = 193) provided self-report data on male partner verbal sexual coercion perceived conflict behaviors, and relationship quality. About 21% reported current partner verbal sexual coercion.

Rape-Accepting Attitudes: Precursors to or Consequences of Forced Sex

Violence prevention, including rape and sexual assault prevention in the United States, has become a major concern for public health professionals. As a result, educational institutions have implemented rape prevention programs in an attempt to change rape-supportive attitudes and, thus, deter rapes. As an initial step in testing the relationship between rape-supportive attitudes and rape, this study examined 851 adolescent males who completed attitude and behavior surveys as part of a larger longitudinal study.

The scope of rape: Incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students

Administered the Sexual Experiences Survey to a national sample of women and men enrolled in 32 institutions of higher education. Women's reports of experiencing and men's reports of perpetrating rape, attempted rape, sexual coercion, and sexual contact were obtained. The findings support published assertions of high rates of rape and other forms of sexual aggression among normal populations. (Author/KS)

Sexual abuse prevention: A rural interdisciplinary effort

Describes the introduction of a sexual abuse prevention program in rural midwestern US communities that involved the use of theater and social work interventions. Preventive programs are designed to prevent abuse from happening by improving children's information, power, and resources to prevent abuse. The project included components to address community acceptance, training of teachers, presentation of a play, and classroom follow-up. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)


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