Journal of Interpersonal Violence Volume: 25 Issue: 9 Dated: September 2010 Pages: 1655-1668
This study examined the longitudinal relationships between binge drinking behavior and rape experiences among college women with a history of prior attempted or completed rape.
The current study prospectively examined the longitudinal relationships between binge drinking behavior and rape experiences among a multisite sample of college women with a history of prior attempted or completed rape (N = 228). Rates of binge drinking among this high-risk sample were high. Prospective analyses indicated that binge drinking significantly increased risk for subsequent rape. Monthly binge drinkers were significantly more likely to experience alcohol-involved rape than forcible rape at follow-up. Only prior binge drinking, and not type of rape experience, predicted subsequent binge drinking. Findings have direct implications for targeted programming addressing combined risks for binge drinking and rape among college women. (Published Abstract)
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