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Measuring Social Reactions to Female Survivors of Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault: The Social Reactions Questionnaire-Alcohol (SRQ-A).

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dc.contributor.author Relyea, Mark
dc.contributor.author Ullman, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-20T00:19:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-20T00:19:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Relyea, Mark ; Ullman, Sarah E. (2015). Measuring Social Reactions to Female Survivors of Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault: The Social Reactions Questionnaire-Alcohol (SRQ-A). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(11), 1864–1887. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4370804/pdf/nihms-630134.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/713
dc.description.abstract For women who disclose sexual assault, social reactions can affect post-assault adjustment. Approximately half of sexual assaults of adult women involve alcohol use. Experimental studies indicate that people put more blame on women who were drinking before the assault, yet no studies have assessed how often actual survivors receive social reactions specific to their alcohol use. This study presents a new measure to assess alcohol-specific social reactions for survivors of sexual assault (The Social Reactions Questionnaire –Alcohol, SRQ-A). Factor analyses of a large community sample indicated that women often receive both positive and negative alcohol-specific reactions when disclosing assault. Discriminant validity confirmed that such reactions are distinct from other types of assault-related social reactions. Against predictions, alcohol-specific reactions were not associated with depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, binge drinking, or intoxication. However, in support of hypotheses, alcohol-specific reactions were related to increased characterological self-blame and alcohol problems. Notably, such reactions had both positive and negative relationships with self-blame, indicating a potential avenue for intervention. Implications for researchers and practitioners are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Incapacitated Rape en_US
dc.subject Psychological Effects en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.title Measuring Social Reactions to Female Survivors of Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault: The Social Reactions Questionnaire-Alcohol (SRQ-A). en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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