Taylor & Francis
Journal of American College Health
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Objective: This study examined whether the use of party-safety strategies weakens the association between frequency of party attendance and sexual victimization among first-year female college students.
Participants: First-year female college students (n = 450) from three universities in the United States participated in this study.
Methods: Participants completed questionnaires on frequency of party attendance, use of party-safety strategies, and sexual victimization.
Results: Frequency of party attendance was positively associated with sexual victimization. This association was moderated by use of party-safety strategies: frequency of party attendance was unrelated to sexual victimization when students reported greater use of party-safety strategies. However, frequency of party attendance was positively related to sexual victimization when students reported lower use of party-safety strategies.
Conclusions: Teaching and reinforcing party-safety strategies may be helpful additions to efforts to prevent sexual victimization on college campuses.
Jouriles, Ernest N.; Krauss, Alison; Sargent, Kelli S.; Nguyen, Jamie; Cascardi, Michele; Grych, John H.; and McDonald, Renee, "Party Frequency, Party-Safety Strategies, and Sexual Victimization Among First-year Female College Students" (2022). Psychology Faculty Research and Publications. 575.
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