Jacquelyn W. White

Jacquelyn W. White, PhD is a Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses primarily on gender issues, aggression, and intimate partner violence.

There are 50 included publications by Jacquelyn W. White :

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Adolescent Sexual Victimization, ADHD Symptoms, and Risky Sexual Behavior 2012 4841 This study examined the association between ADHD symptoms experienced before age 12 and sexual victimization during adolescence in a sample of 374 college women who had not been sexually victimized as children. The linkage with risky sexual behavior ...
Adult sexual assault: Overview of research 1992 12 Models of sexual assault and rape have progressed from psychopathology models of perpetration and victimization to current sociocultural views. Sociocultural models focus on the factors that influence the likelihood that the label of rape will be app...
Becoming Who We Are: A Theoretical Explanation of Gendered Social Structures and Social Networks that Shape Adolescent Interpersonal Aggression 2009 971 A conceptualization of gendered interpersonal aggression that is grounded in the social ecological framework is presented to explicate factors in adolescents' gendered environments that give rise to aggression and victimization. The focus is on gende...
Best violence research of 2011: Selections from an invited panel of researchers 2012 12 A five-person panel of senior researchers have each selected two articles that they believe represent the best violence research that was published in 2011. The panelists each describe how they approached this challenging task and as a result help to...
A community considers a Family Justice Center: perspectives of stakeholders during the early phases of development 2014 1891 Purpose– Family Justice Centers, or “one-stop shops” that enable domestic violence victims to access a range of services at one location, are becoming increasingly common. However, there is a limited body of research examining the outcomes and planni...
Courtship Violence: Incidence in a national sample of higher education student 1991 3382 An approximately representative national sample of 2,602 women and 2,105 men was surveyed regarding their frequency of inflicting and sustaining verbal and physical aggression in a heterosexual relationship. Results revealed that approximately 81% of...
Covariation in the Use of Physical and Sexual Intimate Partner Aggression Among Adolescent and College-Age Men A Longitudinal Analysis 2009 1043 A longitudinal examination of male perpetration of physical aggression toward a romantic partner and its covariation with sexual aggression reveals a decline from adolescence through 4 years of college. Witnessing domestic violence and experiencing p...
Deconstructing the myth of the nonaggressive female: A feminist analysis 1994 8237 One of the most pervasive and undisputed gender stereotypes is that men are more aggressive than women. However, this stereotype has, until recently, led researchers to conclude that women are nonaggressive and, therefore, to ignore the topic of fema...
Domestic Violence Service Providers’ Needs and Perceptions of Technology: A Qualitative Study 2015 1404 There is growing recognition of the need to better understand the intersections between the work of domestic violence service providers and technology. Professionals who work with clients impacted by domestic violence are increasingly using technolog...
Envisioning future directions: Conversations with leaders in domestic and sexual assault advocacy, policy, service, and research 2019 26 This article delves into the views of 72 leaders in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy, policy, service, and research to determine their vision for the future direction of the field. Through discussions with experts, we identified numerous...
Ethnic Minority Women’s Experiences with Intimate Partner Violence: Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Ask the Right Questions 2012 27 Current definitions, instruments, and processes for measuring intimate partner violence, including sexual assault, are insufficient to detect the nature and scope of violence against all women. To remedy this problem, we recommend the use of communit...
An Examination of the Attitudes Underlying Sexual Coercion Among Acquaintances 1996 2456 Analyses of rape-supportive attitudes, with few exceptions, have not included conceptual or operational definitions of attitudes, and analysts have not explicitly examined the affective, cognitive, and behavioral components of attitudes toward rape. ...
Feminism and the decade of behavior 2001 21 This Psychology of Women Quarterly special issue argues that the goals of the Decade of Behavior to foster a healthier, safer, better educated, more prosperous, and more democratic nation cannot be achieved without contributions from feminist psychol...
Gender differences in leisure-need activity patterns. 1985 2329 A gender-by-leisure choice model predicting four different leisure-choice-by-need patterns, based on gender restricted or unrestricted choice by same or different needs, is described and tested. Assessment of leisure-choice-by-need patterns was made ...
Gender differences in the perceptions of self's and others' use of power strategies. 1986 1773 The utility of P. B. Johnson's [“Women and Interpersonal Power,” in D. N. Ruble & G. L. Zellman (Eds.), Women and Sex Roles, New York: W. W. Norton, 1978] framework for the sex typing of power strategies was examined. Female and male subjects rated t...
A Gendered Approach to Adolescent Dating Violence: Conceptual and Methodological Issues 2009 3667 This article argues that adolescent dating violence should be considered within a social ecological model that embeds the individual within the context of adolescent friendships and romantic relationships, as well as family and other social instituti...
The Impact of Sexual Victimization on Personality: A Longitudinal Study of Gendered Attributes 2007 1312 Little is known about how sexual victimization may affect a woman’s self-reported personality ratings. In the present study endorsement ratings of gendered attributes, as measured by the Extended Personal Attributes Questionnaire, were examined over ...
Instigative aggression as a function of past experience. 1982 942 Third-party-instigated aggression was examined by manipulating the provocativeness of the same or a new target in Part 2 of a task. Effects of previous experience with aggression (i.e., interacting with partners supportive of or disapproving of aggre...
An Integrative Contextual Developmental Model of Male Stalking 2001 4197 This article evaluates current research and theory on stalking as a form of male violence against women. The integrative contextual developmental model (White & Kowalski, l48) suggests that stalking, as legally defined, is best understood as a multip...
Intimate partner aggression: what have we learned? Commentary of Archer’s meta-Analysis. 2000 1448 Archer's work (2000) is a meta-analysis of the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS; Straus, 1979) that provides a summary of what has been learned from applications of this instrument, especially with adolescents and young adults in dating rather than long-t...
Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrated by Women within the Context of Victimization History 2005 5 Using a longitudinal design, the current study explored intimate partner violence perpetration among 1,300 college women within the context of one's history of physical and sexual victimization across 4 years of college. Structural equation modeling ...
Key Findings: Rethinking Serial Perpetration 2015 17 The serial perpetration hypothesis — which suggests that a small number of men perpetrate the vast majority of rapes, and that these men perpetrate multiple rapes over time — has played an important role in the field of rape prevention as a model of ...
Long-Term Effects of Labeling a Rape Experience 2006 1983 Research has found that approximately half of women who report an experience that meets the legal definition of rape do not label it rape. It has been assumed that labeling the experience as rape is necessary and beneficial for recovery; however, con...
Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography [book review] 1994 5 This book is a must for feminists. Diana Russell and the other contributors resolve many of the contradictions between the belief in free speech/first amendment rights and abhorrence of pornography. The articles also clarify distinctions between porn...
Manipulation and Force as Sexual Coercion Tactics: Conceptual and Empirical Differences 2007 2820 This study examines the relationship between perpetrator characteristics, situational characteristics, and type of sexual coercion tactics used to obtain sexual contact (including sexual intercourse) with an unwilling partner. Men who used manipulati...
Measuring campus sexual misconduct and its context: The administrator-researcher campus climate consortium (ARC3) survey 2018 76 Objective: In response to The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault’s recommendations, the Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3) has curated an empirically sound, no-cost campus climate survey for U.S. ...
National and Global Agendas on Violence Against Women: Historical Perspective and Consensus 2008 1568 A policy analysis of 11 national and global institutions’ violence against women agendas spanning 1990 to 2006 is presented. Analysis revealed 85 distinct recommendations. The highest percentages of them referenced prevention (29%); data, design, and...
A Person-Centered, Longitudinal Approach to Sexual Victimization 2011 2963 Objective: Little research has drawn attention to distinct patterns of sexual victimization across time, although previous findings strongly indicate heterogeneity. Using longitudinal data, we tested a series of latent class growth models in an attem...
Predictors of premilitary courtship violence in a Navy recruit sample 2001 41 Research on intimate partner (IP) aggression was extended to premilitary experiences of IP violence among U.S. Navy recruits. Riggs and O'Leary's (1989) model of courtship aggression was examined separately for men (N = 1,307) and women (N = 1,477). ...
Psychopathy-related traits predict self-reported sexual aggression among college men 1997 32 To examine whether personality traits related to psychopathy predict specific forms of sexual aggression in college men, a sample of 378 men completed the Sexual Experiences Survey (SES), the Socialization Scale, and the Narcissistic Personality Inve...
PWQ: Feminist empiricism in the new millennium: Building on the past for the future 2000 11 For the past year the new editorial board has been working quietly but in earnest to continue The Psychology of Women’s Quarterly’s (PWQ) tradition of publishing high quality feminist scholarship. I want to personally thank Nancy Felipe Russo, the ou...
Rates of DSM-IV-TR trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder among newly matriculated college students 2011 4165 The negotiation of the freedoms and responsibilities introduced as adolescents begin college may be particularly challenging for those with a trauma history and traumatic stress sequelae (posttraumatic stress disorder; PTSD). The present study examin...
The Relation Between Dating Violence Victimization and Commitment Among Turkish College Women: Does the Investment Model Matter? 2013 33 The present study explored the sexual, physical, psychological, and overall dating violence experiences, and related these experiences to Investment Model variables among Turkish college women. Three hundred and ninety dating women from four universi...
The Relationship Between Drug Use and Sexual Aggression in Men Across Time 2010 1997 The relationship between drug use and sexual aggression in a sample of men was examined at five time points from adolescence through the 4th year of college. Hierarchical linear modeling explored the relationship between proximal drug use and severit...
Research Methods: How they shape our view of sexual violence 1992 5196 This article distinguishes among the various research strategies available to the sexual aggression researcher and notes the limited domains of explanation inherent in each approach. Runkel and McGrath's (1972) circumplex typology is adapted as an or...
Revising the SES: A Collaborative Process to Improve Assessment of Sexual Aggression and Victimization 2007 13226 The Sexual Experiences Survey (SES) assesses victimization and perpetration of unwanted sexual experiences (e.g., Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987). Revised versions of the SES that resulted from the work of the SES Collaboration are now available. T...
The role of high school coaches in helping prevent adolescent sexual aggression: Part of the solution or part of the problem? 2011 8 In this qualitative study, we examine whether male high school coaches could effectively serve as advocates or educators for male-focused programs to prevent sexual aggression. We conduct open-ended key informant individual and focus group interviews...
Sexual Assault Perpetration and Re-perpetration: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood. 2004 3446 Three incoming freshmen classes of men provided data in a 5-year longitudinal study of the relationship between childhood victimization experiences and sexually coercive behaviors during adolescence and 4 years of college. A key finding of this study...
A sociocultural view of sexual assault: From discrepancy to diversity 1992 40 Previous analyses of the cultural context of sexual assault have focused on social and demographic correlates of rape, or associations between the acceptance of rape myths and sociocultural beliefs and attitudes. Papers in this journal issue extend t...
Trajectories of Intimate Partner Violence Victimization 2012 8 Introduction: The purposes of this study were to assess the extent to which latent trajectories of female intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization exist; and, if so, use negative childhood experiences to predict trajectory membership. Methods: W...
Trajectories of Male Sexual Aggression from Adolescence through College: A Latent Class Growth Analysis 2015 13 Approximately 25% of male college students report engaging in some form of sexual coercion by the end of their fourth year of college. White and Smith (2004) found that negative childhood experiences—childhood sexual abuse, childhood physical abuse, ...
Transition and Change: The Prospective Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress on Smoking Trajectories in the First Year of College 2013 10 Objective: College matriculation begins a period of transition that is marked by new freedoms and responsibilities and by increases in a variety of risky behaviors, including smoking. Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are well-establish...
Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Influence Alcohol and Other Drug Problem Trajectories in the First Year of College 2012 8 Objective: College matriculation begins a period of transition into adulthood, one that is marked by new freedoms and responsibilities. This transition also is marked by an escalation in heavy drinking and other drug use as well as a variety of use-r...
Victim Empowerment, Safety, and Perpetrator Accountability through Collaboration: A Crisis to Transformation Conceptual Model 2018 54 This article describes the development of the Victim Empowerment, Safety, and Perpetrator Accountability through Collaboration (VESPAC) model based on a grounded theory analysis of congressionally mandated and permissible purpose areas for grants aut...
Victim Voice in Re-Envisioning Responses to Sexual and Physical Violence Nationally and Internationally 2017 10 Internationally and in the United States many victims of sexual assault and domestic violence are unserved, underserved, or ill-served, especially those from the most vulnerable populations. Programs developed in the United States are routinely expor...
Violence in Intimate Relationships: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination of Sexual and Physical Aggression 2008 2500 The present paper argues that the perpetration of both sexual and physical aggression by the same person in intimate relationships represents a unique form of intimate partner violence that warrants further theoretical and empirical examination. This...
What Your Data Didn’t Tell You the First Time Around: Advanced Analytic Approaches to Longitudinal Analyses 2011 1300 The present article describes the gap that exists between traditional data analysis techniques and more sophisticated methods that tend to be used more commonly among researchers outside of the study of violence against women. We briefly characterize...
Women’s aggression in heterosexual conflicts 1994 10 Using a longitudinal design, prior experience with violence as a victim and opportunity to aggress were examined as predictors of college women's verbal and physical aggression toward romantic partners. Five additional categories of predictors identi...
Women’s Vulnerability to Sexual Assault from Adolescence to Young Adulthood 2000 6703 Purpose: To study the vulnerability to sexual assault among undergraduate women. Methods: The respondents were demographically representative of undergraduate women in state-supported universities in the United States. Participants (N = 1569) were s...
Women's Leadership Network 2009 1284 The Women’s Leadership Network for Safe and Healthy Relationships (hereafter referred to as the Women’s Leadership Network) is an innovative approach to community-based domestic violence resistance programming that infuses best practices in the area ...