ERIC Number: EJ828550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates of Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault among University Students
Howard, Donna E.; Griffin, Melinda A.; Boekeloo, Bradley O.
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v43 n172 p733 Win 2008
This study examined the psychosocial correlates of alcohol-related sexual assault. Undergraduate students (N = 551) were recruited to complete a web-based survey. The outcome was a composite of 2 items: "experienced an unwanted sexual advance" or "was the victim of sexual assault or date rape" as a result of another's alcohol use. The predictors were substance use, other alcohol-related interpersonal violence victimization, and alcohol-related protective behaviors. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted. Females reported higher prevalence of alcohol-related sexual assault than did males (20.4% vs. 6.6%). Females who reported binge drinking (OR = 7.74) and other alcohol-related interpersonal violence (OR = 5.03) were more likely to report alcohol-related sexual assault whereas only other alcohol-related interpersonal violence was associated with alcohol-related sexual assault (OR = 43.75) among males. The findings suggest that alcohol-related sexual assault is associated with other risk factors that deserve further attention through longitudinal research and intervention efforts.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Rape, Females, Incidence, Drinking, Adolescents, Males, Sexual Abuse, At Risk Persons, Psychological Patterns, Correlation, Surveys, Predictor Variables, Violence, Gender Differences, Alcohol Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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