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A total of 60 Augsburg University undergraduate students took part in a survey to examine reactions to sexual assault disclosure among college students. College students were asked to either respond based on personal experience (i.e., reflective) or, when they lacked personal experience with sexual assault disclosure, to respond hypothetically. The hypothetical group indicated significantly higher unsupportive acknowledgement than the reflective group. Preliminary analyses also revealed that gender did not significantly impact the reactions to disclosure, though male college students reported higher rape myth acceptance than female college students. Given that more than half of the college students experienced a sexual assault disclosure from a friend, it is important to better understand factors associated with positive responses to a sexual assault disclosure.
College Students, Sexual Assault
Higher Education | Psychology
Nagle, Alexis, "College Students' Reactions to Sexual Assault Disclosure" (2018). All Zyzzogeton Presentations. 8.