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ERIC Number: ED380839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Resistance to Sexual Coercion Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis.
Emmers, Tara M.; Allen, Mike
Both men and women are faced with relational situations in which sexually coercive behaviors are exercised. Because various studies offer mixed findings, a study utilized meta-analysis to compare men's and women's resistance to sexual coercion. Literature for the investigation was compiled from computer searches using key words such as "sexual coercion,""sexual aggression" and sexual resistance." Data bases searched included Psychlit, ERIC, Dissertation Abstracts and ALICE. Results indicated that men and women do not significantly differ in overall strategy usage and in verbal resistance behaviors. Men and women, however, do differ in physical resistance strategies, such that women engage in physical resistance to sexual coercion more often than men do. Possible reasons for this finding may be that women have fewer effective resistance choices available to them in sexually coercive situations. The lack of women's choice may be due to many men's belief that they have a right to sex. Moreover, women who engage in token resistance and/or are perceived by men as exercising token resistance as opposed to genuine resistance may only be adding equivocality to the potential sexual situation. The central issue of this study--how men and women differ in their strategies of sexual resistance--is very important to those undertaking educational programs on college campuses in response to incidents of sexual harassment. (Contains 2 tables and 50 references.) (TB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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