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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

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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

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Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Ethics Review

Linköping - Ref. 2017/504-3.

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Students

Study design

Observational study

Cross-sectional study

Time period(s) investigated

2018–2019

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Kronoberg County, Kalmar County

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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

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Emil Danehorn. Linnaeus University, Department of Health and Caring Sciences (2020). <em>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</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/mmzj-dj30">https://doi.org/10.5878/mmzj-dj30</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

2018–2019

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

Variables

34

Number of individuals/objects

570

Published: 2020-10-09