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ERIC Number: EJ767177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
The Use and Acceptance of Sexually Aggressive Tactics in College Men
Warkentin, Jennifer B.; Gidycz, Christine A.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n7 p829-850 2007
This study extended the findings of Cleveland, Koss, and Lyon's (1999) research on rape tactics to a sample of college men by examining the use and acceptance of sexually aggressive tactics. Participants included 297 male undergraduate students who filled out instruments assessing for a history of sexual aggression and other personality characteristics. In addition, a measure was created to assess acceptance of sexually aggressive tactics, the Sexual Strategies Questionnaire, and a principal components analysis indicated the presence of two components: overt and covert tactics. Although the overt and covert tactics are comparable to those found by Cleveland and colleagues, the former may provide a greater level of discrimination between general and tactical alcohol usage. Finally, a regression analysis demonstrated that a history of sexually aggressive behavior and increased hypergender ideology were found to predict acceptance of sexually aggressive tactics. Directions for future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom (England)