The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual assertiveness.

@article{Livingston2007TheRR,
  title={The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual assertiveness.},
  author={Jennifer A. Livingston and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Testa and Carol Vanzile-Tamsen},
  journal={Violence against women},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={298-313}
}
Low sexual assertiveness has been proposed as a possible mechanism through which sexual revictimization occurs, yet evidence for this has been mixed. In this study, prospective path analysis was used to examine the relationship between sexual refusal assertiveness and sexual victimization over time among a community sample of women. Results provide support for a reciprocal relationship, with historical victimization predicting low sexual assertiveness and low sexual assertiveness predicting… CONTINUE READING