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ERIC Number: EJ991641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Reducing Risk for Sexual Victimization: An Analysis of the Perceived Socioemotional Consequences of Self-Protective Behaviors
Orchowski, Lindsay M.; Untied, Amy S.; Gidycz, Christine A.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v27 n9 p1743-1761 Jun 2012
The current study examined college women's perceptions of the positive and negative socioemotional consequences associated with engaging in self-protective behaviors to reduce risk for sexual victimization. At baseline, women completed assessments of the extent to which they would experience positive or negative socioemotional consequences as a result of engaging in various self-protective behaviors. At a 2-month follow-up, women reported on their engagement in self-protective behaviors and experience of sexual victimization over the interim (N = 143). At baseline, some self-protective strategies were perceived as having more positive or negative socioemotional consequences than others. Perceiving a high level of negative socioemotional consequences associated with taking precautions prior to a date was associated with sexual victimization over the 2-month follow-up. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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