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ERIC Number: EJ781261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Experiences with Dating Aggression and Sexual Coercion among Polish College Students
Doroszewicz, Krystyna; Forbes, Gordon B.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n1 p58-73 2008
Dating aggression and sexual coercion were studied in Polish college women (n = 100) and men ( n = 101) using the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (Straus, Hamby, Boney-McCoy, & Sugarman, 1996). Rates of psychological and physical aggression, sexual coercion, and injury were compared for men and women. Rates of physical aggression, sexual coercion, and injury were compared with preliminary data from 31 universities and 16 countries from the International Dating Violence Study (IDVS; Straus, 2003, 2004). Rates of psychological aggression, physical aggression, and sexual coercion were high with respective rates of 77%, 36%, and 42% for men and 89%, 48%, and 40% for women. Relative to the IDVS samples, Polish men and women had high levels of physical aggression and sexual coercion. Relative to the IDVS samples, women, but not men, had high levels of causing injury to their partner and using threats or actual physical force to obtain oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse. The possible influences of high levels of domestic violence in Polish society and rapid changes in women's roles are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.) [Portions of this article were presented at the 8th Interdisciplinary Conference of the European Research Network on Conflict, Gender, and Violence, Warsaw, Poland, September 2003.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland