Doctor of Philosophy
College of Science & Mathematics
Meredith C. Jones, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
DJ Angelone, Ph.D.
Committee Member 2
Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.
Committee Member 3
Brooke E. Wells, Ph.D.
Committee Member 4
Damon Mitchell, Ph.D.
Alcohol Administration, Laboratory Analogue, Risk Recognition, Sexual Violence
Rape--Prevention; Alcohol and sex
This study employs a person-centered approach to identifying predictors of sexual violence risk recognition among women during alcohol intoxication, utilizing a laboratory paradigm. Sexual violence remains a pervasive social issue with significant implications for individuals and society at large. Alcohol intoxication has been consistently associated with increased vulnerability to sexual violence; however, little is known about the factors that contribute to women's ability to recognize and assess risk in such situations. This study aims to fill this gap by employing a person-centered approach to understand the impact of individual and situational factors on women's risk recognition. In summary, the findings of this study indicate the presence of distinct subgroups among women exhibiting variations in risk recognition. Utilizing a Classification and Regression Trees (CART) analysis, the results highlight age and endorsement of sexist attitudes as predictors of group membership. The findings of this study are expected to contribute to the current understanding of risk recognition in the context of sexual violence victimization. This information can inform prevention and intervention strategies tailored to specific subgroups of women at higher risk for experiencing sexual violence.
Yucel, Ebru, "A PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH TO IDENTIFYING PREDICTORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE RISK RECOGNITION AMONG WOMEN DURING ALCOHOL INTOXICATION USING A LABORATORY PARADIGM" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 3134.