Sexuality and Culture

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 3–11 | Cite as

Effect of gender and ethnicity on self reports of mild, moderate and severe sexual coercion

  • Martin S. Fiebert
  • Kelly Osburn


The current study examines the influence of gender and ethnicity on various levels of sexual coercion among heterosexual partners. The Revised Conflicts Tactics Scale (Straus, Hamby, Boney-McCoy & Sugarman, 1996) was distributed to 452 southern California college students. ANOVA tests revealed a strong effect for gender. Males are more likely than females to report experiencing sexual coercion at mild, moderate and severe levels. The effect for ethnicity was minor.


Sexual Attitude Sexual Victimization Sexual Coercion Sexual Script Sexual Assertiveness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin S. Fiebert
    • 1
  • Kelly Osburn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State University Long BeachLong Beach

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