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Sexual victimization, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation as barriers to sexual assertiveness in college women.

dc.contributor.author Zerubavel, Noga
dc.contributor.author Messman-Moore, Terri L
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-19T15:03:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24379216
dc.identifier 1077801213517566
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11250
dc.description.abstract The current study examined sexual victimization and two barriers to young women's sexual assertiveness: fear of sexual powerlessness and cognitive emotion dysregulation. College women (N = 499) responded to surveys and indicated that fear of sexual powerlessness and, to a lesser extent, cognitive emotion dysregulation were barriers to sexual assertiveness. Compared with nonvictims, sexually victimized women had greater problems with sexual assertiveness, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation. Among victims, fear of sexual powerlessness and emotion dysregulation interacted to impede sexual assertiveness. Findings support targeting identified barriers in interventions to improve sexual assertiveness and reduce risk for unwanted sexual experiences and sexual victimization.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Violence Against Women
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1177/1077801213517566
dc.subject cognitive emotion dysregulation
dc.subject sexual assertiveness
dc.subject sexual powerlessness
dc.subject sexual victimization
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Assertiveness
dc.subject Cognition
dc.subject Crime Victims
dc.subject Data Collection
dc.subject Emotions
dc.subject Fear
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Interpersonal Relations
dc.subject Power (Psychology)
dc.subject Rape
dc.subject Sexual Behavior
dc.subject Universities
dc.subject Women's Health
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title Sexual victimization, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation as barriers to sexual assertiveness in college women.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Zerubavel, Noga|0593984
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24379216
pubs.begin-page 1518
pubs.end-page 1537
pubs.issue 12
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, General Psychiatry
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 19
dc.identifier.eissn 1552-8448


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