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The Prevalence of Sexual Violence Perpetration in Sexual Minority Men: A Secondary Analysis of Systematic Review Data

Author(s) / Creator(s)

Anderson, RaeAnn E.
Kuhn, Sara K.
Vitale, Amanda M.
Ciampaglia, Alyssa M.
Silver, Kristin E.

Abstract / Description

Purpose: Prior literature illustrates that sexual minority people (e.g., bisexual, gay, queer) are at increased vulnerability for sexual violence victimization compared to heterosexual peers, including while in college. However, the study of sexual violence perpetration in sexual minority populations, much less specifically sexual minority college men, has been neglected. This article reviews the literature and presents a secondary data analysis of a systematic review on college men’s sexual perpetration rates and associated methodology. We also conducted analyses to summarize available literature regarding publishing dates, authors, and data inclusivity. Methods: We downloaded the dataset and associated materials from Mendeley.com’s data archive. Results: To our surprise, we could not analyze sexual perpetration prevalence rates in sexual minority men using the systematic review data due to absence of reported data across all 77 independent samples including over 5,500 male participants. We found no significant relationship between inclusion of sexual minority men and the use of measurement strategies specialized to assess sexual minority needs. We did find a positive relationship between recency of publication and the inclusion of sexual minority men, r(76) = .24, p = .03, and that most authors/co-authors were women (72%). Conclusions: Preventing perpetration is central to ending sexual violence; therefore, future research should include sexual minority people and use appropriate methodology in the investigation of sexual perpetration characteristics and patterns.

Keyword(s)

sexual minority men sexual perpetration campus sexual assault measurement prevalence

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Date of first publication

2021-11-09

Journal title

Europe’s Journal of Psychology

Publisher

PsychArchives

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acceptedVersion

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reviewed

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Anderson, R. E., Kuhn, S. K., Vitale, A. M., Ciampaglia, A. M., & Silver, K. E. (in press). The Prevalence of Sexual Violence Perpetration in Sexual Minority Men: A Secondary Analysis of Systematic Review Data [Accepted manuscript]. Europe’s Journal of Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5193
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Anderson, RaeAnn E.
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Kuhn, Sara K.
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Vitale, Amanda M.
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Ciampaglia, Alyssa M.
  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
    Silver, Kristin E.
  • Accession date
    2021-11-09T13:22:25Z
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    2021-11-09T13:22:25Z
  • Date of first publication
    2021-11-09
  • Abstract / Description
    Purpose: Prior literature illustrates that sexual minority people (e.g., bisexual, gay, queer) are at increased vulnerability for sexual violence victimization compared to heterosexual peers, including while in college. However, the study of sexual violence perpetration in sexual minority populations, much less specifically sexual minority college men, has been neglected. This article reviews the literature and presents a secondary data analysis of a systematic review on college men’s sexual perpetration rates and associated methodology. We also conducted analyses to summarize available literature regarding publishing dates, authors, and data inclusivity. Methods: We downloaded the dataset and associated materials from Mendeley.com’s data archive. Results: To our surprise, we could not analyze sexual perpetration prevalence rates in sexual minority men using the systematic review data due to absence of reported data across all 77 independent samples including over 5,500 male participants. We found no significant relationship between inclusion of sexual minority men and the use of measurement strategies specialized to assess sexual minority needs. We did find a positive relationship between recency of publication and the inclusion of sexual minority men, r(76) = .24, p = .03, and that most authors/co-authors were women (72%). Conclusions: Preventing perpetration is central to ending sexual violence; therefore, future research should include sexual minority people and use appropriate methodology in the investigation of sexual perpetration characteristics and patterns.
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  • Publication status
    acceptedVersion
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  • Review status
    reviewed
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  • Sponsorship
    Dr. Anderson’s work was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (5K01AA026643-02/-03)
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  • Citation
    Anderson, R. E., Kuhn, S. K., Vitale, A. M., Ciampaglia, A. M., & Silver, K. E. (in press). The Prevalence of Sexual Violence Perpetration in Sexual Minority Men: A Secondary Analysis of Systematic Review Data [Accepted manuscript]. Europe’s Journal of Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5193
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  • ISSN
    1841-0413
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4608
  • Persistent Identifier
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5193
  • Language of content
    eng
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  • Publisher
    PsychArchives
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  • Is version of
    https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.6127
  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.6127
  • Is related to
    https://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.5229
  • Keyword(s)
    sexual minority men
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  • Keyword(s)
    sexual perpetration
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  • Keyword(s)
    campus sexual assault
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  • Keyword(s)
    measurement
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  • Keyword(s)
    prevalence
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  • Dewey Decimal Classification number(s)
    150
  • Title
    The Prevalence of Sexual Violence Perpetration in Sexual Minority Men: A Secondary Analysis of Systematic Review Data
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  • DRO type
    article
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  • Journal title
    Europe’s Journal of Psychology
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    PsychOpenGOLD
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  • Visible tag(s)
    Accepted Manuscript
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