Alcohol and sexual assault : a longitudinal analysis

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Ashlyn Shay Gollehon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jacquelyn W. White

Abstract: "This study used both cross-sectional and longitudinal methods to examine the role of situational drinking in the relationship between a woman's general drinking behaviors and her sexual experiences. Women's drinking behaviors and sexual experiences were assessed following both the first and second years of college (N = 1184). Mediational analyses indicated that cross-sectionally, situational drinking played a role in the relationship between general drinking behaviors and sexual victimization experiences. Longitudinally, however, regression analyses revealed that there was not a reciprocal relationship between drinking behaviors and victimization experiences. Instead, earlier drinking behaviors were most predictive of later drinking behaviors and earlier victimization experiences were most predictive of later victimization experiences; situational drinking emerged as the only other significant predictor within these relationships. These findings suggest that situational drinking needs to be more closely examined as an important factor within the relationship between alcohol and sexual victimization."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2006
alcohol, sexual experiences, situational drinking, college, victimization
Women college students--Crimes against--United States
College students--Alcohol use--United States
Acquaintance rape victims
Rape victims

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