Risky sexual behaviour, alcohol use, self-esteem and exposure to sexual and physical violence among Swedish students who intend to spend a semester abroad: a comparative cross-sectional study

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Emil Danehorn - Linnaeus University, Department of Health and Caring Sciences

Description:

Aim: The aim was to investigate risky sexual behavior, alcohol use, self-esteem and exposure to sexual and physical violence among students who intended to spend a semester abroad. We also wanted to investigate whether there were any significant differences between students who intended to spend a semester abroad and students who remain on campus, as well as between male and female students.

Method: comparative cross-sectional design using an online survey containing the NorVold Abuse Questionnaire, Knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour in young people in Sweden and Rosenberg´s Self-Esteem Scale. A total of 565 participants took part in the survey, of which 114 were prospective exchange students and 451 were campus students.

Results: The prospective exchange students scored higher on self-esteem (30.9) compared to the campus students (29.0) (p=0.007). The prospective exchange students had engaged in sex under the influence of alcohol over the last six months (70,2%) more than the campus students (53.4%) CI: 16.7(6.7;25.7). Male students were overrepresented in their exposure to physical

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Responsible department/unit:

Linnaeus University, Department of Health and Caring Sciences

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Emil Danehorn - Linnaeus University, Department of Health and Caring Sciences

Identifiers:

SND-ID: 2020-68

Description:

Aim: The aim was to investigate risky sexual behavior, alcohol use, self-esteem and exposure to sexual and physical violence among students who intended to spend a semester abroad. We also wanted to investigate whether there were any significant differences between students who intended to spend a semester abroad and students who remain on campus, as well as between male and female students.

Method: comparative cross-sectional design using an online survey containing the NorVold Abuse Questionnaire, Knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour in young people in Sweden and Rosenberg´s Self-Esteem Scale. A total of 565 participants took part in the survey, of which 114 were prospective exchange students and 451 were campus students.

Results: The prospective exchange students scored higher on self-esteem (30.9) compared to the campus students (29.0) (p=0.007). The prospective exchange students had engaged in sex under the influence of alcohol over the last six months (70,2%) more than the campus students (53.4%) CI: 16.7(6.7;25.7). Male students were overrepresented in their exposure to physical

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2018 — 2019

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Kronoberg County, Kalmar County

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Students

Study design:

Observational study

Cross-sectional study

Ethics Review:

Linköping — Ref. 2017/504-3.

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Risky sexual behaviour, alcohol use, self-esteem and exposure to sexual and physical violence among Swedish students who intend to spend a semester abroad: a comparative cross-sectional study

Suggested citation:

Emil Danehorn. Linnaeus University, Department of Health and Caring Sciences (2020). Risky sexual behaviour, alcohol use, self-esteem and exposure to sexual and physical violence among Swedish students who intend to spend a semester abroad: a comparative cross-sectional study. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. https://doi.org/10.5878/mmzj-dj30

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Emil Danehorn - Linnaeus University, Department of Health and Caring Sciences

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-05-29 — 2019-01-08

Source of the data: Events/Interactions

Time period(s) investigated:

2018 — 2019

Variables:

34

Number of individuals/objects:

570

Published: 2020-10-09