Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Many researchers have studied risk factors related to sexual violence, and few studies have explored what differences account for the various ways women seek information about sexual violence. This study accomplishes this by applying part of the Risk Information Seeking and Processing (RISP) model to sexual aggression among young females (18-25 years). The results from a national survey of females show that negative affect (worry and anger combined) showed a direct positive effect on risk information seeking. Also, binge drinking does not make women feel much more at risk from sexual assault. Some differences exist between women in school and out.
Pokrywczynski, James; Griffin, Robert J. Ph.D.; and Calhoun, Gregory J., "Information Seeking Among Women Aged 18 to 25 About the Risk of Sexual Aggression" (2019). College of Communication Faculty Research and Publications. 524.
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