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Perceived Sexual Control, Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies and Behavior Predict Substance-Related Sexual Revictimization

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, Kate, Messman-Moore, Terri, Zerubavel, Noga, Chandley, Rachel B., DeNardi, Kathleen A., & Walker, Dave P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-30T20:03:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-30T20:03:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Walsh, Kate, Messman-Moore, Terri, Zerubavel, Noga, Chandley, Rachel B., DeNardi, Kathleen A., & Walker, Dave P. (2013). Perceived Sexual Control, Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies and Behavior Predict Substance-Related Sexual Revictimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(5), 353–359. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3640682/pdf/nihms-434538.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3706
dc.description.abstract Objectives: Although numerous studies have documented linkages between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and later sexual revictimization, mechanisms underlying revictimization, particularly assaults occurring in the context of substance use, are not well-understood. Consistent with Traumagenic Dynamics theory, the present study tested a path model positing that lowered perceptions of sexual control resulting from CSA may be associated with increased sex-related alcohol expectancies and heightened likelihood of risky sexual behavior, which in turn, may predict adult substance-related rape. Methods: Participants were 546 female college students who completed anonymous surveys regarding CSA and adult rape, perceptions of sexual control, sex-related alcohol expectancies, and likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior. Results: The data fit the hypothesized model well and all hypothesized path coefficients were significant and in the expected directions. As expected, sex-related alcohol expectancies and likelihood of risky sexual behavior only predicted substance-related rape, not forcible rape. Conclusions: Findings suggested that low perceived sexual control stemming from CSA is associated with increased sex-related alcohol expectancies and a higher likelihood of engaging in sexual behavior in the context of alcohol use. In turn these proximal risk factors heighten vulnerability to substance-related rape. Programs which aim to reduce risk for substance-related rape could be improved by addressing expectancies and motivations for risky sexual behavior in the context of substance use. Implications and future directions are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Child Abuse & Neglect en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.subject violence against women en_US
dc.subject sexual assault en_US
dc.subject predisposing factors en_US
dc.subject incapacitated rape en_US
dc.subject young adult en_US
dc.subject university en_US
dc.subject college age women en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Perceived Sexual Control, Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies and Behavior Predict Substance-Related Sexual Revictimization en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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