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Title: Public house patrons' engagement in hypothetical sexual assault: a test of Alcohol Myopia Theory in a field setting
Authors: Flowe, Heather D.
Stewart, Jade
Sleath, Emma R.
Palmer, Francesca T.
Keywords: Sexual aggression
Alcohol Myopia Theory
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: © Wiley
Citation: FLOWE, H.D. ...et al., 2011. Public house patrons' engagement in hypothetical sexual assault: a test of Alcohol Myopia Theory in a field setting. Aggressive Behavior, 37(6), pp. 547-558.
Abstract: Previous research has found that drinking establishments are often antecedent to sexual aggression outcomes. In the present study, male participants were randomly selected from public houses (i.e., “pubs”) and asked to imagine themselves in a hypothetical intimate encounter in which the female in the scenario stops consenting to sexual contact. Participants were given the option to continue making sexual advances up to and including sexual intercourse against the woman’s will. It was hypothesised based on Alcohol Myopia Theory that participant blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels would be associated with hypothetical sexual aggression when stereotypical cues of a woman’s sexual availability (revealing clothing and alcohol use) were present in the scenario. Men’s engagement in hypothetical sexual aggression was associated with BAC levels, but only when the woman was wearing revealing clothing. The sobriety of the female actor was not associated with sexual aggression. Results indicate that Alcohol Myopia Theory generalises to a field setting.
Description: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: FLOWE, H.D. ...et al., 2011. Public house patrons' engagement in hypothetical sexual assault: a test of Alcohol Myopia Theory in a field setting. Aggressive Behavior, 37(6), pp. 547-558., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ab.20410. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1002/ab.20410
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20192
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ab.20410
ISSN: 0096-140X
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