This study analyzed data from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) to assess the prevalence of lifetime rape among female college students and to examine the association between rape and health-risk behaviors.
The NCHRBS used a mail questionnaire to assess health-risk behaviors among a nationally representative sample of undergraduate students.
Twenty percent of female students reported ever having been forced to have sexual intercourse, most often during adolescence.
When analyses controlled for demographic characteristics, female students who had ever been raped were significantly more likely than those who had not to report a wide range of health-risk behaviors.
These results highlight a need to improve rape prevention and treatment programs for female adolescents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Viol, Milieu universitaire, Environnement social, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Femelle, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Rape, University environment, Social environment, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human, Female, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0247435
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 16/11/1999.