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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2009;15(4):312-319.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2009.15.4.312   
Discriminant Factors of Attitude Pattern toward Sexual Violence of College Women
Mi Hae Sung, Young Mi Lim
1Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea. youngmi@yonsei.ac.kr
The purpose of this study was to determine the discriminant factors of attitude pattern toward sexual violence of college women. METHODS: A cross-sectional research design with non-probability samples was conducted. A total of 292 college women participated. The instruments were Attitude Pattern toward Sexual Violence, Self-Esteem Scale, Gender Role Scale, and Attitude toward Sexuality. Dependent variable is Attitude Pattern toward Sexual Violence, which is composed of two groups; cases either harmer blame or sufferer blame. Independent variables were self-esteem, attitude toward gender role, and attitude toward sexuality. Data were analyzed by SPSS WIN program and descriptive analysis, chi-square -test, and discriminant analysis. RESULTS: To assess the adequacy of classification, the overall hit ratio was 68.5%, and the significant predictor variable was attitude toward sexuality. CONCLUSION: Replication of the study needs to be considered to further enrich the specific knowledge base regarding attitude toward sexual violence among college women.
Key Words: Sexual behavior; Self-esteem; Gender role; Sexuality

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