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
Author: 
Feltey,Kathryn
Ainslie,Julie
Notes: 
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Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
229
End Page: 
250
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Youth Society
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 
The perception of sexual coercion as justifiable under certain conditions and what variables affect these attitudes is the focus of this study. The sample was drawn from a high school population. Pre- and posttests were administered to students who attended a date rape prevention (DRP) presentation. The student's demographic information was gathered and a questionnaire was given dealing with the subject's sexual activity. This study suggests that date rape prevention programs should include the dynamics of gender socialization, the structured inequality between men and women, and the interrelationship between sex and violence. In addition, such awareness should be developed early in the adolescents' lives.
Topic Areas: 
Adolescent/High School, Curriculum, Prevention
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
104
Publication Date: 
1991/12