Young adults' perceptions of alcohol-involved sexual violence : explicating alcohol expectancies relating to sexual aggression and victimisation

Starfelt, Louise Charlotte (2014) Young adults' perceptions of alcohol-involved sexual violence : explicating alcohol expectancies relating to sexual aggression and victimisation. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Based on a mixed-methods research program, this thesis identifies the nature and impact of young Australian adults' alcohol-related beliefs relevant to intoxicated sexual aggression and victimisation. The thesis describes the development and validation of the Drinking Expectancy Sexual Vulnerabilities Questionnaire and demonstrates that sexual violence-related alcohol expectancies are linked to rape blame attributions. Findings show how Alcohol Expectancy Theory can be applied in rape-perception research and illuminate the reasons underlying negative responses to rape disclosure, the underreporting of sexual victimisation, cultural discourse about alcohol and rape, and biased decision-making in the criminal justice system.

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ID Code: 78433
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Young, Ross, White, Katherine, & Palk, Gavan
Additional Information: Louise Starfelt is the maiden name of Louise Starfelt Sutton
Keywords: Social psychology, Alcohol, Alcohol expectancy, Rape, Sexual violence, Young adults, Attribution, Blame, Australia, Scale development
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2014 00:53
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2016 22:24

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