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Same-sex Sexual Coercion among Women The Impact of Minority Stress on Perpetration and Victimization Experiences of Women of Diverse Sexual Identities

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dc.contributor.author Kirschbaum, Allison
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-20T15:50:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-20T15:50:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Kirschbaum, Allison, "Same-sex Sexual Coercion among Women: The Impact of Minority Stress on Perpetration and Victimization Experiences of Women of Diverse Sexual Identities" (2019). Dissertations. 857 en_US
dc.identifier.issn https://irl.umsl.edu/dissertation/857
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/970
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the current study was to investigate women’s experiences with same-sex sexual coercion perpetration and victimization. Specifically, I sought to explore the role that the stress of living as a sexual minority plays in these experiences as well as to determine whether the psychological variables of perceived powerlessness, psychological distress, social support, and alcohol use mediate the relationship between minority stress and perpetration and victimization experiences. Data were collected online from selfidentified women and individuals assigned female at birth who reported experiencing genital sexual contact with another woman (N=339). Of the cisgender women in the sample, 31.6% reported same-sex sexual coercion victimization and 19.2% reported same-sex sexual coercion perpetration. Among cisgender sexual minority participants, experiencing heterosexist discrimination was related to same-sex sexual coercion victimization but not perpetration. Internalized heterosexism was not related to either perpetration or victimization. For cisgender sexual minority participants, feelings of powerlessness and psychological distress did not mediate the relationship between minority stress and perpetration. Similarly, social support and alcohol use did not mediate the relationship between minority stress and victimization. Results indicate that, although same-sex sexual coercion does indeed occur in women’s sexual encounters, the pathways through which minority stress may predict these experiences remain relatively unclear en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of International Women's Studies en_US
dc.subject sexual coercion en_US
dc.subject minority stress en_US
dc.subject sexual minority en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.title Same-sex Sexual Coercion among Women The Impact of Minority Stress on Perpetration and Victimization Experiences of Women of Diverse Sexual Identities en_US


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