Accession Number:

ADA523463

Title:

Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Education/Prevention Program for Male U.S. Navy Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

COMMANDER NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND MILLINGTON TN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT NAVY FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Navy Sexual Assault Intervention Training SAIT program for men. A four-group Solomon design was used to control for possible pretest sensitization effects. Male Navy personnel N 1,505 were assessed for rape knowledge, rape myth acceptance two scales, and rape empathy after participating in the SAIT program or viewing an educational video about HIVAIDS comparison condition. The SAIT program was found to be effective in increasing rape knowledge, reducing rape myth acceptance, and increasing empathy for rape victims. As expected, men who had exhibited previous coercive sexual behavior, compared with those who had not, reported lower levels of knowledge, higher levels of rape myth acceptance, and less rape empathy. However, the SAIT program was generally effective in changing mens knowledge, beliefs, and feelings on the key measures, regardless of participants histories of coercive sexual behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE