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Factors Influencing the Experiences of Sexual Violence Victims while Dating as College Students

대학생의 데이트 성폭력 피해경험에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Lee, Eun-Sook (Department of Nursing, Chunnam Techno College) ;
  • Kang, Hee-Sun (Sexual Harassment-Violence Counseling Center, Sunchon National University)
  • 이은숙 (전남과학대학 간호과) ;
  • 강희순 (순천대학교 성희롱성폭력상담실)
  • Received : 2010.07.20
  • Accepted : 2010.09.02
  • Published : 2010.09.20

Abstract

Purpose: This study was conducted to identify the factors influencing the experience of sexual violence victims while dating as College Students. Methods: With a correlational survey design, data was collected by self-report questionnaires from 560 college students who had reported sexual violence during a date. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: College students while on date who reported sexual violence showed a significantly negative correlation with self-esteem, dating sexual assault recognition, sexual assertiveness, and significantly positive correlations with the gender role stereotypes, sexual violence permissiveness, date sexual violence inflictions, and family violence. A combination of date sexual violence inflictions, self-esteem, sexual violence permissiveness, sexual assertiveness all accounted for 41% of the variance in date sexual violence among college students. Conclusion: Self-esteem and sexual assertiveness must be progressively uplifted in order to prevent date sexual violence. A specific program established to reduce sexual violence permissiveness would be useful in order to reduce the number of sexual violence victims for college students who are dating.

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