Predicting the use of sexual initiation tactics in a sample of college women

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sport Science
Creator Newton, Maria
Other Author Anderson, Peter B.
Title Predicting the use of sexual initiation tactics in a sample of college women
Date 2004
Description Significant attention has been focused on women's initiation of sexual contact with men and the point at which this initiation becomes sexual aggression. The purpose of this study was to examine possible predictors of the use of three conceptually distinct sets of sexual initiation tactics: seduction, coercion, and force. Relationships between women's personal characteristics, future expectancies about sex and relationships, the ‘rehearsal behavior' of telephone calling patterns in adolescence, sexual self-esteem, past abuse, and past sexual abuse were related to measures of women's sexual initiation and aggression. Survey respondents were 272, mostly white women students with a mean age of 26 years. A complex relationship emerged between predictor and outcome variables. Social learning theory is utilized to interpret the findings and recommend future research directions.
Type Text
Publisher Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
First Page 1
Last Page 15
Subject Sexual initiation tactics; Coercion; Force; Social learning theory
Subject LCSH Seduction; Women -- Sexual behavior; Women college students -- Sexual behavior; Social learning
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Anderson, P. B., & Newton, M. (2004). Predicting the use of sexual initiation tactics in a sample of college women. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 1-15.
Rights Management (c)Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 702997
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g457fv
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