Prevalence and correlates of young people's sexual aggression perpetration and victimisation in 10 European countries: a multi-level analysis

Barbara Krahé, Anja Berger, Ine Vanwesenbeeck, Gabriel Bianchi, Joannes Chliaoutakis, Andrés A. Fernández-Fuertes, Antonio Fuertes, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Eleni Hadjigeorgiou, Birgitt Haller, Sabine Hellemans, Zbigniew Izdebski (+10 others)
2015 Culture, Health and Sexuality  
Data are presented on young people's sexual victimization and perpetration from 10 European countries (Slovakia, and Spain) using a shared measurement tool (N = 3,480 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 victimization since the age of consent. In two countries, victimization rates were significantly higher for men than for women. Between 5.5 and
more » ... etween 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. Victimization 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 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 victimization rates.
doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.989265 pmid:25567318 fatcat:qbrixo7ttjh2faqwxb2j5l7adi