Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
This study provides psychometric data on the Sexual Experiences Survey—Short Form Perpetration (SES-SFP), a revision of one of the most widely used measures of sexual perpetration, in a sample of college men. Participants (n = 402) completed a web survey containing the study measures; a subset of 66 participants completed the SES-SFP again 2 weeks later. Our results provide initial evidence of internal consistency and convergent evidence of validity for the SES-SFP in college men but question the measure’s test-retest reliability. The severity of tactics used to coerce sexually aggressive behaviors was more strongly associated with rape empathy than sexual outcome severity scores, indicating utility of assessing coercive tactics. Additional research is needed regarding the psychometric properties of the SES-SFP and other measures of sexual perpetration in order to accurately assess rates of these behaviors and inform preventive interventions.
This is the accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma on June 20, 2017, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2017.1330296
Anderson, RaeAnn E.; Cahill, Shawn P.; and Delahanty, Douglas L., "Initial Evidence for the Reliability and Validity of the Sexual Experiences Survey-Short Form Perpetration (SES-SFP) in College Men" (2017). Psychology Faculty Publications. 10.