ERIC Number: EJ1124156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Prevalence and Predictors of Sexual Assault among a College Sample
Conley, A. H.; Overstreet, C. M.; Hawn, S. E.; Kendler, K. S.; Dick, D. M.; Amstadter, A. B.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n1 p41-49 2017
Objective: This study examined the prevalence and correlates of precollege, college-onset, and repeat sexual assault (SA) within a representative student sample. Participants: A representative sample of 7,603 students. Methods: Incoming first-year students completed a survey about their exposure to broad SA prior to college, prior trauma, personality, relationships, and mental health. Broad SA was then reassessed each spring semester while enrolled. Results: Nearly 20% of the sample reported experiencing broad SA, with women endorsing significantly higher rates compared with males. Prior victimization before coming to college was related to a greater risk of victimization in college, and there was no statistically significant difference between males and females who reported revictimization. Correlates of college-onset broad SA were found and are discussed. Conclusions: Given the need for SA intervention and prevention on college campuses, identification of factors potentially contributing to exposure within this population is essential.
Descriptors: Incidence, Correlation, Rape, Predictor Variables, Trauma, Gender Differences, Intervention, Victims, Risk, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Personality Traits, Prevention, Identification, Family Relationship, Peer Relationship, Personality Measures, Social Support Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Drinking, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH); National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: P20AA107828; R37AA011408; K02AA018755; P50AA022537; UL1RR031990; K02AA023239