Corrobles, J. A., Montorio, I., & Everaerd, W. (2000). Sexual Aggression against women by male acquaintances: Attitudes and experiences among Spanish university students. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 14-27. Language: English
The purpose of this study was to assess Spanish students’ attitudes about forced sex and actual experiences with male-to-female sexual aggression. 412 students were presented 10 hypothetical situations and asked if they were acceptable or unacceptable. The study also examined whether students had experienced or engaged in a broad range of coercive sexual activities and elicited help-seeking behaviors in those cases where a female student had experienced unwanted sexual activity. Results showed that acceptance of forced sex was significantly related to gender, year of study, and experience with sexual aggression. Results also revealed that 17.5% of male students accepted forced sex and 33.2% of females students had experienced some sort of unwanted sexual activity; 7.7% of the women had experienced attempted or completed rape. Only 39% of the women victimized sought any form of help.