Relationships between drug use and male sexual aggression across time

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kevin Michael Swartout (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Jacquelyn White

Abstract: The relationship between drug use and sexual aggression in a sample of men was examined at five time points from adolescence through the fourth year of college. Hierarchical Linear Modeling explored the relationship between proximal drug use and level of sexual aggression after controlling for proximal alcohol use at each time period. Results revealed that level of proximal drug use was associated significantly with sexual aggression severity: increased levels of drug use predict increased levels of sexual aggression across time. A second set of analyses explored the relationship between distal marijuana use and level of sexual aggression after controlling for distal alcohol use. Results indicated that increased levels of marijuana use predicted increased levels of sexual aggression across time. A third set of analyses explored the relationship between distal use of other illicit drugs and level of sexual aggression after controlling for distal alcohol use. Results mirrored the results of the second set of analyses. Results are discussed in terms of drug use as a component of deviant lifestyles that may include sexually aggressive behavior.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Drug Use, Sexual Aggression, Alcohol Use, Substance Use, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Men
Subjects
Men--Drug use
Men--Alcohol use
Drugs and sex
Aggression--drug effects
Men--Sexual behavior
Aggressiveness--Sex differences
Aggressiveness--Longitudinal studies