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NCJ Number: 230101 Find in a Library
Title: College Women's Likelihood to Report Unwanted Sexual Experiences to Campus Agencies: Trends and Correlates
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:8  Dated:December 2009  Pages:839-858
Author(s): Lindsay M. Orchowski; Douglas H. Meyer; Christine A. Gidycz
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 20
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined college women's likelihood to report experiences of sexual victimization to various campus agencies.
Abstract: The present study examined college women's likelihood to report sexual victimization to the police, a friend, the counseling center, their resident advisor, or on a survey (N = 300). In comparison to other forms of reporting, women perceived themselves to be most likely to report victimization on a survey. Women also indicated a higher likelihood to report to friends rather than to other agencies. Likelihood to report on a survey did not vary as a function of history of sexual victimization; however, women with a victimization history indicated a lower likelihood to report to all agencies compared to women without a victimization history. Correlates of women's likelihood to report were also documented. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Citizen crime reporting; Female victims; Rape; Sexual assault; Victimization
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