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Title: Prevalence and correlates of young people’s sexual aggression perpetration and victimisation in 10 European countries: a multi-level analysis
Authors: Krahe, Barbara 
Berger, Anja 
Vanwesenbeeck, Ine 
Bianchi, Gabriel 
Chliaoutakis, Joannes El 
Fernandez-Fuertes, Andres A. 
Fuertes, Antonio 
De Matos, Margarida Gaspar Aspar 
Haller, Birgitt 
Hellemans, Sabine 
Izdebski, Zbigniew 
Meijnckens, Dwayne 
Murauskiene, Liubove 
Papadakaki, Maria G. 
Ramiro, Lucia 
Reis, Marta 
Symons, Katrien 
Tomaszewska, Paulina 
Vicario-Molina, Isabel 
Zygadlo, Andrzej 
Hadjigeorgiou, Eleni 
Kouta, Christiana 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Clinical Medicine
Keywords: European Union;Multi-level correlates;Sexual aggression;Sexual victimisation;Young people
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 2015, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 682-699.
Volume: 17
Issue: 6
Start page: 682
End page: 699
Journal: Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care 
Abstract: Data are presented on young people's sexual victimisation and perpetration from 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain) using a shared measurement tool (N = 3480 participants, aged between 18 and 27 years). Between 19.7 and 52.2% of female and between 10.1 and 55.8% of male respondents reported having experienced at least one incident of sexual victimisation since the age of consent. In two countries, victimisation rates were significantly higher for men than for women. Between 5.5 and 48.7% of male and 2.6 and 14.8% of female participants reported having engaged in a least one act of sexual aggression perpetration, with higher rates for men than for women in all countries. Victimisation rates correlated negatively with sexual assertiveness and positively with alcohol use in sexual encounters. Perpetration rates correlated positively with attitudes condoning physical dating violence and with alcohol use in men, and negatively with sexual assertiveness in women. At the country level, lower gender equality in economic power and in the work domain was related to higher male perpetration rates. Lower gender equality in political power and higher sexual assertiveness in women relative to men were linked to higher male victimisation rates.
ISSN: 1464-5351
DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.989265
Rights: © 2015 The Author(s)
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Type: Article
Affiliation : University of Potsdam 
Utrecht University 
Slovak Academy of Sciences 
Technological Educational Institute of Crete 
University of Cantabria 
University of Salamanca 
University of Lisbon 
Cyprus University of Technology 
Institute of Conflict Research 
Ghent University 
University of Zielona Góra 
University of Warsaw 
Training, Research and Development Center 
Vilnius University 
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