College women's experiences with physically forced, alcohol- or other drug-enabled, and drug-facilitated sexual assault before and since entering college

Christopher Krebs, Christine Lindquist, Tara Warner, Bonnie Fisher, Sandra Martin

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Abstract

Objective: Research has shown associations between college women's alcohol and/or drug consumption and the risk of sexual assault, but few studies have measured the various means by which sexual assault is achieved.Participants: The authors' Campus Sexual Assault Study obtained self-report data from a random sample of undergraduate women (N = 5,446).Methods: The authors collected data on sexual assault victimization by using a cross-sectional, Web-based survey, and they conducted analyses assessing the role of substance use. The authors also compared victimizations before and during college, and across years of study.Results: Findings indicate that almost 20% of undergraduate women experienced some type of completed sexual assault since entering college. Most sexual assaults occurred after women voluntarily consumed alcohol, whereas few occurred after women had been given a drug without their knowledge or consent.Conclusions: The authors discuss implications for campus sexual assault prevention programs, including the need for integrated substance use and sexual victimization prevention programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-649
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Drug facilitation
  • Incapacitation
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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