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ERIC Number: EJ793185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Self-Defense Program: A Prospective Analysis of a Revised Protocol
Orchowski, Lindsay M.; Gidycz, Christine A.; Raffle, Holly
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v32 n2 p204-218 Jun 2008
The current study extends the development and evaluation of an existing and previously evaluated sexual assault risk reduction program with a self-defense component for college women (N = 300). The program protocol was revised to address psychological barriers to responding assertively to risky dating situations, and a placebo-control group was utilized rather than a wait-list control group. Relative to the placebo-control group, the program was effective in increasing levels of self-protective behaviors, self-efficacy in resisting against potential attackers, and use of assertive sexual communication over a 4-month interim. Results also suggested reduction of incidence of rape among program participants over the 2-month follow-up. Implications for future development and evaluation of sexual assault risk reduction programming are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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