Title

Predicting Self-Protection Against Sexual Assault in Dating Relationships Among Heterosexual Men and Women, Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Bisexuality, Dating (Social), Heterosexuality, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Student Development

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

Volume

40

Issue

2

Pages

132-140