Correlations Between Victim-Offender Relationship & Level of Sexual Aggression in Fantasy and Experience
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study examines sexual aggression in 13 contexts, differentiated by victimoffender relationship, by assessing the level of sexual aggression in reported fantasy and experience within the college population. All items pertaining to this study have been compiled into a multiple-choice questionnaire that specifically questions participants about sexually aggressive fantasies and experiences with partners of certain relationship types. The study was administered online to students enrolled in an introductory psychology course at a southwest university, concluding with 500 subjects. The results supported the hypotheses that sexual aggression is indeed discreet to victim-offender relationship, showing that sexual aggression is more associated with a certain relationship than with certain aggressive actions. The implications of this study will generate important information that is pertinent to many diverse fields, such as psychology, sociology, law, and criminal justice.
Degree ProgramHonors College