ERIC Number: EJ690413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 25
The Scope of Sexual Victimization in Germany
Kury, Helmut; Chouaf, Silvia; Obergfell-Fuchs, Joachim; Woessner, Gunda
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v19 n5 p589-602 May 2004
This study examined the sexual victimization of 309 female students in Germany. The results indicate that the majority of the subjects have been victims of minor offenses and that a minority of subjects was severely victimized. As to the relation of victim and perpetrator, the milder offenses are more likely to be committed by strangers. In contrast, the most serious offenses are more likely to be committed by perpetrators with a close relation to the victim. It was also investigated whether the perception of being victimized correlates with the subjects' gender-role orientation and their health problems.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Victims of Crime, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Females, Sex Role, Rape, College Students, Incidence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Germany