Sexual assault perpetration by college men : The role of alcohol, misperception of sexual intent, and sexual beliefs and experiences.
This study provides empirical support for a theoretical model previously developed by Abbey and colleagues (Abbey, 1991 ; Abbey Ross, & McDuffie, 1994 ; Abbey, Ross, McDuffie, & McAuslan, 1996) to explain one set of pathways through which alcohol and sexual assault are linked.
It was hypothesized that the mutual effects of beliefs and experiences with regard to dating, sexuality, and alcohol increase the likelihood that a man would misperceive a female companion's sexual intentions, and that this misperception would lead to sexual assault.
Self-administered, anonymous surveys were conducted with a representative sample of 814 men at a large urban university.
Twenty-six percent of these men reported perpetrating sexual assault.
The results of structural equation modeling analyses provided support for the model.
Suggestions are made for a more dyadic and dynamic mode of research on this problem, as well as for the development of sexual assault prevention and treatment programs for men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble comportement sexuel, Trouble comportement social, Facteur risque, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Croyance, Attitude, Milieu universitaire, Environnement social, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Mâle, Délinquance sexuelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior disorder, Social behavior disorder, Risk factor, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Belief, Attitude, University environment, Social environment, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Male, Sexual offense
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0342195
Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 27/11/1998.