Author(s): Kaysen D, Neighbors C, Martell J, Fossos N, Larimer ME
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Abstract This study examined timing of alcohol-related sexual assaults (incapacitated rape) in relation to both alcohol consumption and alcohol-related negative consequences. The sample was drawn from a randomly selected pool of college students across three campuses (n=1238) followed over a three year time period. 91\% of students never experienced an incapacitated rape, 2\% reported an incapacitated rape prior to the first assessment point (n=30), and 6\% reported one over the course of the study (n=76). Results indicated that incapacitated rape was associated with higher alcohol use and more negative consequences in the years prior to the assault. Incapacitated rape was also associated with higher alcohol use and more negative consequences during the year in which the rape took place and subsequent years, with highest rates measured for the year of the rape. These results suggest alcohol use can function as both risk factor and consequence of sexual victimization.
This article was published in Addict Behav
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals