To study the prevalence of sexual coercion and examine mental health correlates of perpetrators of sexual coercion among dating partners in a sample of students attending three universities in Hong Kong. A convenience sample of 651 students were recruited from three universities in Hong Kong. The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) and the Personal and Relationships Profile (PRP) were employed to provide data on the prevalence and correlates of sexual violence in dating relationships. The lifetime and preceding-year prevalence of sexual coercion were 19.8% and 14.6%, respectively. The strongest mental health predictors of sexual violence perpetration were antisocial personality disorder and a history of neglect. The findings suggest that a history of neglect in the family of origin and antisocial personality disorder should be included in the assessment of risk. Mental health factors should be addressed in treatment programs for sexual offenders.
|Title of host publication||Family Relations|
|Subtitle of host publication||21st Century Issues and Challenges|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)