Sexual Violence Perpetration Among College-Aged Males in Georgia: Examining Individual Risk Factors 公开

Smith, Danielle Kinsey (2017)

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Sexual violence on college campuses is a pervasive public health problem. This analysis seeks to examine the potential individual risk factors for sexual violence perpetration among college-aged men in Georgia. Using wave one survey data, participants from 30 different universities responded to a survey based on their experiences before age 14, and age 14 up until the year before starting college. Four social learning theory characteristics (childhood sexual abuse, childhood physical abuse, witnessing violence as a child, and a high exposure to sexual media) were hypothesized to be predictors of sexual violence perpetration behavior. The role of negative gender role perceptions as a possible mediating factor between this relationship was also examined. Using logistic regression modeling, analyses were conducted with all social learning theory characteristics in one model with sexual violence perpetration as the outcome and results concluded that childhood physical abuse, and having a higher exposure to sexual media were significantly associated with sexual violence perpetration. However, while three out of the four social learning theory characteristics were significantly associated with sexual violence perpetration in individual modeling, negative gender role perceptions did not mediate any of these relationships. This analysis builds upon the literature to support earlier sexual violence prevention efforts.

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Introduction………………………………………………………………………………1

Theory……………………………………………………………………………2

Research Questions………………………………………………………………3

Review of the Literature………………………………………………………………….4

Methods…………………………………………………………………………………..12

Measures…………………………………………………………………………13

Analysis………………………………………………………………………….18

Results……………………………………………………………………………………20

Bivariate Analyses……………………………………………………………….22

Research Question #1……………………………………………………………25

Research Question #2……………………………………………………………27

Discussion………………………………………………………………………………..32

Conclusions and Public Health Action…………………………………………………..36

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