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A comparison of sexually assaultive, coercive, and non-aggressive college men
American Psychological Association Convention (1990)
  • Betsy J Masters, Ed.S., Eastern Illinois University
  • Genie O Lenihan, Ph.D., Eastern Illinois University
  • Melanie E. Rawlins, Ph.D., Eastern Illinois University
  • Charles G Eberly, Ph.D., Eastern Illinois University

This study compares local prevalance rates of college male sexual aggression with those established nationally, and explores variables that may contribute to the development of sexually aggressive college men. A survey of 1682 (M = 619, W = 983) undergraduate students from a mid-sized university revealed rates similar to those found by a national study. Results of discriminant analysis indicated that sexually aggressive men were likely to have more sexual partners, to have been victims of childhood sexual and / or physical abuse, to have had their first sexual intercourse at an earlier age, and to have engaged in higher levels of voluntary intimacy with women. Results are interpreted in terms of prevailing models of male sexual aggression.

  • sexual assault,
  • date rape,
  • sexual coercion,
  • college men
Publication Date
August, 1990
Citation Information
Betsy J Masters, Genie O Lenihan, Melanie E. Rawlins and Charles G Eberly. "A comparison of sexually assaultive, coercive, and non-aggressive college men" American Psychological Association Convention (1990)
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