Gender Differences in Sexual Harassment and Coercion in College Students: Developmental, Individual, and Situational Determinants

Kimberly Sue Menard, Gordon C.Nagayama Hall, Amber H. Phung, Marian F.Erian Ghebrial, Lynette Martin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Differences in male (N = 148) and female (N = 278) college students' use of sexually harassing and coercive behaviors were investigated. Men were twice as likely to be sexually harassing and 3 times more likely to be sexually coercive as women. Among men, sexual harassment was predicted by child sexual abuse, hostility, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, and alcohol expectancy, with the latter mediating the effects of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by adult sexual victimization and alcohol expectancy, with alcohol expectancy again mediating the effect of aggression. Among women, sexual harassment was predicted by adult sexual victimization, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, aggression, and alcohol expectancy, with aggression mediating the effect of adversarial heterosexual beliefs and alcohol expectancy mediating the effect of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by a hostile personality, which mediated the effects of both child and adult sexual victimization. These findings suggest both gender similarities and differences in determinants of sexual aggression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1222-1239
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

Fingerprint

Sexual Harassment
Coercion
Aggression
Students
Alcohols
Crime Victims
Heterosexuality
Sexual Child Abuse
Hostility
Personality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

Cite this

Menard, Kimberly Sue ; Hall, Gordon C.Nagayama ; Phung, Amber H. ; Ghebrial, Marian F.Erian ; Martin, Lynette. / Gender Differences in Sexual Harassment and Coercion in College Students : Developmental, Individual, and Situational Determinants. In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2003 ; Vol. 18, No. 10. pp. 1222-1239.
@article{ed0f2ca454254e0a989da8a5e9deb34b,
title = "Gender Differences in Sexual Harassment and Coercion in College Students: Developmental, Individual, and Situational Determinants",
abstract = "Differences in male (N = 148) and female (N = 278) college students' use of sexually harassing and coercive behaviors were investigated. Men were twice as likely to be sexually harassing and 3 times more likely to be sexually coercive as women. Among men, sexual harassment was predicted by child sexual abuse, hostility, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, and alcohol expectancy, with the latter mediating the effects of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by adult sexual victimization and alcohol expectancy, with alcohol expectancy again mediating the effect of aggression. Among women, sexual harassment was predicted by adult sexual victimization, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, aggression, and alcohol expectancy, with aggression mediating the effect of adversarial heterosexual beliefs and alcohol expectancy mediating the effect of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by a hostile personality, which mediated the effects of both child and adult sexual victimization. These findings suggest both gender similarities and differences in determinants of sexual aggression.",
author = "Menard, {Kimberly Sue} and Hall, {Gordon C.Nagayama} and Phung, {Amber H.} and Ghebrial, {Marian F.Erian} and Lynette Martin",
year = "2003",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0886260503256654",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "1222--1239",
journal = "Journal of Interpersonal Violence",
issn = "0886-2605",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "10",

}

Gender Differences in Sexual Harassment and Coercion in College Students : Developmental, Individual, and Situational Determinants. / Menard, Kimberly Sue; Hall, Gordon C.Nagayama; Phung, Amber H.; Ghebrial, Marian F.Erian; Martin, Lynette.

In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 18, No. 10, 01.10.2003, p. 1222-1239.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Gender Differences in Sexual Harassment and Coercion in College Students

T2 - Developmental, Individual, and Situational Determinants

AU - Menard, Kimberly Sue

AU - Hall, Gordon C.Nagayama

AU - Phung, Amber H.

AU - Ghebrial, Marian F.Erian

AU - Martin, Lynette

PY - 2003/10/1

Y1 - 2003/10/1

N2 - Differences in male (N = 148) and female (N = 278) college students' use of sexually harassing and coercive behaviors were investigated. Men were twice as likely to be sexually harassing and 3 times more likely to be sexually coercive as women. Among men, sexual harassment was predicted by child sexual abuse, hostility, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, and alcohol expectancy, with the latter mediating the effects of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by adult sexual victimization and alcohol expectancy, with alcohol expectancy again mediating the effect of aggression. Among women, sexual harassment was predicted by adult sexual victimization, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, aggression, and alcohol expectancy, with aggression mediating the effect of adversarial heterosexual beliefs and alcohol expectancy mediating the effect of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by a hostile personality, which mediated the effects of both child and adult sexual victimization. These findings suggest both gender similarities and differences in determinants of sexual aggression.

AB - Differences in male (N = 148) and female (N = 278) college students' use of sexually harassing and coercive behaviors were investigated. Men were twice as likely to be sexually harassing and 3 times more likely to be sexually coercive as women. Among men, sexual harassment was predicted by child sexual abuse, hostility, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, and alcohol expectancy, with the latter mediating the effects of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by adult sexual victimization and alcohol expectancy, with alcohol expectancy again mediating the effect of aggression. Among women, sexual harassment was predicted by adult sexual victimization, adversarial heterosexual beliefs, aggression, and alcohol expectancy, with aggression mediating the effect of adversarial heterosexual beliefs and alcohol expectancy mediating the effect of aggression. Sexual coercion was predicted by a hostile personality, which mediated the effects of both child and adult sexual victimization. These findings suggest both gender similarities and differences in determinants of sexual aggression.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=18144442041&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=18144442041&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0886260503256654

DO - 10.1177/0886260503256654

M3 - Article

C2 - 19771718

AN - SCOPUS:18144442041

VL - 18

SP - 1222

EP - 1239

JO - Journal of Interpersonal Violence

JF - Journal of Interpersonal Violence

SN - 0886-2605

IS - 10

ER -