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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…
Disclosure of Intimate Partner Violence to Informal Social Support Network Members
A review of psychological correlates associated with reactions to disclosure indicates that positive social reactions are associated with more psychological health benefits and fewer negative health symptoms, whereas negative social reactions were associated with increased negative psychological health symptoms.
Physical Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Unwanted Pursuit Victimization
- Katie M. Edwards, Kateryna M. Sylaska, S. Ward
- PsychologyJournal of Interpersonal Violence
- 1 February 2015
The moderating role of gender was explored and it was found that female SMS reported significantly higher rates of physical DV than female N-SMS, whereas male SMS and male N-NMS reported similar rates ofPhysical DV.
Intimate Partner Violence Among Sexual Minority Populations: A Critical Review of the Literature and Agenda for Future Research
Summary of the Research Literature on IPV AmongLGB PersonsIncidence and Prevalence Rates Sixty-two studies have reported on the incidence and/or preva-lence rates of IPV among LGB individuals. Rates…
The Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence among LGBTQ College Youth: The Role of Minority Stress
The results underscore the utility of understanding partner violence among LGBTQ youth through a minority stress framework and highlight the need for a better understanding of factors that mediate and moderate the relationship between minority stress and partner violence perpetration in order to inform prevention and intervention efforts.
Myths about male rape: A literature review.
Rape myths are one way in which sexual violence has been sustained and justified through history and modern times. However, there has been a dearth of scholarship about rape myths concerning male…
Women’s disclosure of dating violence: A mixed methodological study
College women who disclosed dating violence reported that the following responses to their disclosures were most helpful: receiving ‘good advice’, the opportunity to vent/talk about it, receiving comfort and other emotional support, rationalizing the partners’ behavior, and providing a neutral perspective.
Women's risk perception and sexual victimization: A review of the literature
Intimate Partner Violence and the Rural–Urban–Suburban Divide
- Katie M. Edwards
- PsychologyTrauma, violence & abuse
- 1 July 2015
A review of the published empirical and theoretical literature to date on similarities and differences in intimate partner violence in rural locales compared to urban and suburban locales indicates that the rates of IPV are generally similar across rural, urban, and suburbanLocales, although some groups of rural women may be at increased risk for IPV.
Prediction of Women's Utilization of Resistance Strategies in a Sexual Assault Situation
- C. Gidycz, Amy Van Wynsberghe, Katie M. Edwards
- PsychologyJournal of interpersonal violence
- 13 February 2008
The present study prospectively explored the predictors of resistance strategies to a sexual assault situation and suggested that women's Time 1 intentions to utilize assertive resistance strategies and offender aggression predicted women's use of asserting resistance strategies in response to the assault that occurred over the follow-up.