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NCJ Number: 229771 Find in a Library
Title: Risk Factors and Consequences of Unwanted Sex Among University Students: Hooking Up, Alcohol, and Stress Response
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:February 2007  Pages:139-157
Author(s): William F. Flack Jr.; Marcia L. Caron; Jenica A. Asadorian; Nicole R. D'Aureli; Shannon N. Gigliotti; Anna T. Hall; Sarah Kiser; Erin R. Stine; Kimberly A. Daubman
Date Published: February 2007
Page Count: 19
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the first study of unwanted sexual experiences in the collegiate "hooking-up" culture.
Abstract: In a representative sample of 178 students at a small liberal arts university, 23 percent of women and 7 percent of men surveyed reported one or more experiences of unwanted sexual intercourse. Seventy-eight percent of unwanted vaginal, anal, and oral incidents took place while - "hooking up," - whereas 78 percent of unwanted fondling incidents occurred at parties or bars. The most frequently endorsed reason for unwanted sexual intercourse was impaired judgment due to alcohol. The most frequently endorsed reason for unwanted fondling was that it happened before the perpetrator could be stopped. Of those affected by unwanted sexual intercourse or unwanted fondling, 46.7 percent and 19.2 percent reported unwanted memories, 50 percent and 32.7 percent reported avoidance and numbing responses, and 30 percent and 26.9 percent reported hyperarousal responses, respectively. A preliminary model of unwanted sex and collegiate social dynamics is proposed to provide a heuristic for further research. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Campus alcohol abuse; Campus crime; Campus Security; Psychological victimization effects; Sex offenses; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual assault victims; Social conditions
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