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Predicting Self-Protection Against Sexual Assault in Dating Relationships Among Heterosexual Men and Women, Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals
Social Work Faculty Scholarship
  • Caroline K. Waterman
  • Crystal Dea Moore, Skidmore College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Keywords
  • Bisexuality,
  • Dating (Social),
  • Heterosexuality,
  • Higher Education,
  • Homosexuality,
  • Lesbianism,
  • Rape,
  • Sexual Abuse,
  • Student Development
Disciplines
Abstract

To measure self-protective behavior on dates, the Dating Self-Protection Against Rape Scale (DSPARS) was developed. The relationship among previous sexual victimization, self-perceived risk for sexual assault, rape awareness education, gender of dating partner, and DSPARS scores was assessed among 152 college students. Results, implications, and limitations of the study are discussed.

Published In
Journal of College Student Development
Pages
132-140
Citation Information
Caroline K. Waterman and Crystal Dea Moore. "Predicting Self-Protection Against Sexual Assault in Dating Relationships Among Heterosexual Men and Women, Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals" Vol. 40 Iss. 2 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crystal-moore/27/