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NCJ Number: 237833 Find in a Library
Title: Alcohol Use and Perceived Social and Emotional Consequences Among Perpetrators of General and Sexual Aggression
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:April 2010  Pages:699-715
Author(s): Cynthia A. Stappenbeck; Kim Fromme
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Waggoner Ctr for Alcohol & Addiction Research
Grant Number: R01-AA013967,5T32-AA07471
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relation among alcohol use, alcohol-related aggression expectancies, and the perceived negative consequences of perpetrating general and sexual aggression.
Abstract: Participants (N = 2,941; 59 percent female) were incoming college freshmen who reported on the last 3 months of their senior year of high school. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses for general aggression reveal that heavy alcohol consumption at the time of the aggression and strong alcohol-related aggression expectancies were associated with more frequent social and emotional consequences. For sexual aggression, similar regression analyses found that any alcohol use at the time of the aggression, but not outcome expectancies, was associated with social and emotional consequences. Among individuals who perpetrated general and sexual aggression, consuming alcohol at the time of the aggression was positively associated with perceived negative social and emotional consequences. Results do not support the idea that alcohol is used as an excuse for aggressive behavior. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship
Index Term(s): Aggression; Sexual behavior; Students
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