ERIC Number: ED334512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Do Rape Education Programs Influence Rape Patterns among New York State College Students?
This study examined the differences in patterns of college student reports of rape and the availability of educational programs among college students. College students (N=994) from 26 colleges and universities in New York State were studied to determine the extent of forced sex and rape experiences. Additionally, they were studied to determine if they had participated in any rape prevention or awareness presentations, workshops, seminars, or other educational experiences. Administrators and counselors on each campus were also asked about what type of rape prevention programs were available to students. Students in at least one third of the participating schools did not have any information on acquaintance rape available to them, and at 70% of the campuses, no staff were trained to help students deal with the after effects, or to legally report an acquaintance rape. Even fewer campuses provided programs for victims than provided general information to their student body on acquaintance rape. The same seemed to be true regarding programs for perpetrators. Most campuses did not provide any programs for those who have committed acquaintance rape. There did not seem to be a strong correlation in any direction regarding acquaintance rape reporting and the number of programs provided for students or the general campus community. (Recommendations for creating a comprehensive acquaintance rape education and prevention approach are offered.) (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex (33rd, Minneapolis, MN, November 1-4, 1990).