Term of Award
Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Nathan W. Pino
Committee Member 1
William L. Smith
Committee Member 2
Using existing data from the 1999 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, this thesis analyzes the social predictors of unwanted sexual advances experienced by college women and where this type of victimization occurs. Hypotheses were derived from routine activities theory and feminist theory. Findings show that attendance at bars has a more significant effect on experiences of unwanted sexual advances than attendance at parties, attendance at drink promotions, and participation in drinking games. Increased alcohol consumption at bars has a signifcant effect on unwanted sexual advances. The analysis also reveals that alcohol abstention at parties has a significant effect on unwanted sexual advances. Implications of the findings are discussed.
Johnson, Abby McColl, "College Women and The Occurrence of Unwanted Sexual Advances in Public Drinking Settings: A Feminist Routine Activities Approach" (2006). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 606.