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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict College Students' Communication of Affirmative Sexual Consent

Abstract Sexual violence is a problem on college campuses across that United States. In the past few years, federal and state legislation has been drafted in order to address campus sexual violence. A main feature of this legislation addresses an important communicative construct related to students’ sexual behavior: sexual consent. Colleges and universities are adopting an affirmative-standard of consent, which emphasizes that consent for sexual activity be communicated verbally or via unambiguous actions, mutual, voluntary, enthusiastic, and ongoing throughout the sexual encounter. Literature has explored how college students communicate and interpret sexual consent, but antecedents to sexual consent behaviors, particularly affirmative consent... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Bednarchik, Lori Ann (Author) / Costigan Lederman, Linda (Advisor) / Mongeau, Paul (Advisor) / Roberto, Anthony (Committee member) / Christopher, F Scott (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Public health / Health education / Affirmative Sexual Consent / Multi-Group Moderation / Path Analysis / Sexual Assault Prevention / Sexual Consent / Theory of Planned Behavior
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 182 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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