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The scope of rape: incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students.
TLDR
The findings support published assertions of high rates of rape and other forms of sexual aggression among large normal populations and are limited in generalizability to postsecondary students.
Sexual experiences survey: reliability and validity.
  • M. Koss, C. Gidycz
  • Psychology
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 June 1985
Preventing Sexual Aggression Among College Men: An Evaluation of a Social Norms and Bystander Intervention Program
TLDR
The program incorporated social norms and bystander intervention education and had an impact on self-reported sexual aggression and an effect on men’s perceptions that their peers would intervene when they encountered inappropriate behavior in others.
Rape Myths: History, Individual and Institutional-Level Presence, and Implications for Change
Rape myths, which are present at both the individual and institutional/societal levels, are one way in which sexual violence has been sustained and justified throughout history. In light of an
Dating Violence Among College Men and Women
TLDR
Results indicate that although there is some degree of overlap, variant constructs predict violence for each gender, and identifying these constructs will guide prevention efforts in more effectively decreasing the occurrence of dating violence.
Evaluation of a sexual assault prevention program.
  • K. Hanson, C. Gidycz
  • Psychology, Education
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1993
TLDR
The sexual assault prevention program was not effective in decreasing the incidence of sexual assault for women with a sexual assault history, but was effective in increasing the incidence for women without aSexual assault history.
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: A Meta-Analysis
TLDR
Although most often used only with younger children, findings suggest that active, long-term programs may be more effective for children of all ages.
Sexual Assault Experience in Adulthood and Prior Victimization Experiences
Several retrospective investigations of sexual assault have assessed the extent to which a sexual victimization experience early in life is a risk factor for a subsequent victimization experience.
Unacknowledged versus acknowledged rape victims: situational factors and posttraumatic stress.
TLDR
Differences between 40 unacknowledged rape victims and 20 women who acknowledged their experience as rape in a sample of college women, as well as a control group of 23 nonvictims are examined.
A Prospective Analysis Of The Relationships Among Sexual Assault Experiences: An Extension of Previous Findings
Research has indicated that sexual assault on college campuses is pervasive (Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987) and that a history of sexual victimization serves as a risk factor for future
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