ERIC Number: EJ804595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
The Violent and Sexual Victimization of College Women: Is Repeat Victimization a Problem?
Daigle, Leah E.; Fisher, Bonnie S.; Cullen, Francis T.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n9 p1296-1313 2008
Little attention has been given to repeat violent and sexual victimization among college women. Using two national-level data sets, the authors find that a small proportion of college women experience a large proportion of violent and sexual victimizations. Women are more likely to experience repeat sexual victimization than repeat violence incidents. Repeat victimization tends to happen in the same month of the initial victimization, and the most likely next type of victimization is by far the same type of victimization. Comparing incident-level characteristics of repeat incidents to single incidents, there are few differences, with the exception that, in a larger proportion of single incidents, women took self-protective action. Implications for prevention and educational programs are discussed.(Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Females, Victims of Crime, Violence, College Students, Probability, Surveys, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Rape, Incidence, Individual Characteristics
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