First Advisor

Keith Kaufman

Date of Publication

Spring 7-6-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology




Sexual consent, Peer pressure, Sex crimes, Sexual minorities, College students with disabilities, College students -- Sexual behavior



Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 150 pages)


Understanding how students endorse affirmative consent in their sexual relationships is essential to sexual violence prevention. Some research has indicated that LGBT students and students with disabilities may negotiate and endorse consent uniquely because of socially constructed traditional sexual scripts. Research indicates gender differences may exist as well. The proposed research examines differences based on gender, LGBT status, and disability in affirmative consent endorsement and peer norms around sexual violence. Results indicated that women, nonbinary students, LGBT students, and students with disabilities were significantly less likely than their privileged counterparts to indicate low endorsement of affirmative consent. Results also indicated that women and some LGBT students are significantly less likely than their privileged counterparts to indicate high peer norms supporting sexual violence. Limitations, implications, and future directions are discussed.

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