Men’s Reactions to Participating in Interpersonal Violence Research
This study assessed college men’s reactions immediately following and 2 months after completing self-report measures of interpersonal violence. Results showed that 4.3% of men experienced immediate negative emotional reactions. Greater immediate negative reactions were related to personal benefits to research participation, anticipation of future distress, experiences of childhood physical abuse and psychological abuse/neglect, and physical abuse perpetration either in adolescence or adulthood. Attrition from the study over the 2-month follow-up was predicted by fewer perceived personal benefits to study participation but not by negative emotional reactions. None of the participants who returned for the 2-month follow-up reported experiencing negative emotional reactions to research participation over the interim.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
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Edwards, Katie M.; Gidycz, Christine A.; and Desai, Angeli D., "Men’s Reactions to Participating in Interpersonal Violence Research" (2012). Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 67.