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NCJ Number: NCJ 241671     Find in a Library
Title: Predictive Theory of Intentions to Exit Street-Level Prostitution
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Author(s): Andrea N. Cimino
  Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:18  Issue:10  Dated:October 2012  Pages:1235 to 1252
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This study investigates the predictors of exiting street-level prostitution.
Abstract: Street-level prostitution is notoriously difficult to escape and rarely do women exit prostitution on their first attempt or without experiencing serious negative consequences to their physical or mental health. Unfortunately, few theories exist that explain the exiting process and those that do exist are difficult to test quantitatively. This article applies the integrative model of behavioral prediction to examine intentions to exit prostitution through attitudes, norms, and self-efficacy beliefs that underlie a woman’s intention to exit prostitution. Constructs unique prostitution—agency and societal context—enhance the model. This theory may explain and predict an exit from street-level prostitution. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Prostitution ; Theory ; Behavior modification ; Behavior patterns ; Prostitution causes
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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