The Potential of Sexual Consent Interventions on College Campuses: A Literature Review on the Barriers to Establishing Affirmative Sexual Consent

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Title
The Potential of Sexual Consent Interventions on College Campuses: A Literature Review on the Barriers to Establishing Affirmative Sexual Consent
Author
Annika Johnson
Stephanie Hoover
Faculty Sponsor
Stephanie Hoover
Abstract
<p>In light of the new California legal mandate for affirmative sexual consent in higher education institutions, the current sexual consent literature merits review. This review examines perceived peer norms, traditional sexual scripts, and rape myths specific to consent. In particular, we describe findings about indirect, nonverbal communication and token resistance among young adults; we also connect sexual consent to rape myths about accidental or unintentional sexual behavior, perceived miscommunication, and preexisting sexual relationships. Based on these findings, we assert that additional research and interventions are needed to address barriers that hinder young adults from establishing affirmative sexual consent. We refer to the body of literature on sexual assault prevention. This literature sheds light on potential avenues for developing affirmative sexual consent interventions and evaluating their effectiveness.</p>
Description
The authors acknowledge the contribution of M. Candace Christiansen and her comments on an earlier version of this article.
Subject
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence; Higher Education; Psychology; Social Psychology and Interaction
sexual consent
rape myths
sexual scripts
sexual assault prevention
sexual assault policy
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Type
Text
volume
4
Date Published
5/29/2015
Note
Stephanie Hoover
Alternative Title
Affirmative Sexual Consent
Identifier
pure/vol4/iss1/5
Language
eng