12.13.16 | Amy Wallace
Study finds where men drink linked to increased likelihood of perpetrating sexual assaults.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The amount a college student drinks has less of an impact on whether or not they will commit sexual assault than where they drink, according to a recent study.
Researchers from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions found that male students were more likely to commit sexual assault against a fellow student if they drank at a bar or party rather than drinking in their dorm.
Researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 U.S. college men beginning when the men were freshmen and again at the end of each semester through college.
Nearly 18 percent of the study participants admitted to sexually assaulting a woman during their college years. The definition of sexual assault included attempted and unwanted sexual contact, according to researchers.