Through Myths, Attitudes, or Norms? The Relationship Between Low Self-Control and Sexual Aggression

Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Neslihan Güney Karaman, Hüsna Albayrak, Dan Liu

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Abstract

This study tested the direct and indirect effects of low self-control on sexual aggression and violence, mediated through rape myth acceptance, date rape attitudes, and promiscuous sexual norms among college-aged men. Self-report data were collected from 369 male college students attending a large university in the southeastern United States. The final model with all three mediators indicated significant mediated effects through date rape attitudes as well as promiscuous sexual norms on sexual aggression; it explained 16% (Cox & Snell) and 23% (Nagelkerke) of the variance. Study findings support the importance of low self-control on sexual aggression among male college students.

Original languageEnglish
JournalViolence Against Women
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

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Keywords

  • impulsivity
  • indirect effects
  • mediation
  • sexual violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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