The Social Reactions Questionnaire-Alcohol (SRQ-A) is an 11-item measure to assess the reactions that survivors of sexual assault receive after disclosing alcohol consumption prior to the assault. Respondents are asked how often they receive certain negative and positive reactions from those to whom they disclose.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
How often do you receive the following reactions?
1. Told you the experience was your fault because you were drinking when it happened.
2. Said that you should have known better than to be drinking/drunk in that situation.
3. Said that you should have been able to go out and have a drink without worrying about something like this happened.* 4. Said your experience could not really have been unwanted because it happened while you were drinking.
5. Treated you in some way that made you feel worse because you were drinking when it happened.
6. Called you a nasty name for having this experience while drinking.
7. Said that you should have been able to go out and have a drink without worrying about something like this happened.* 8. Minimized the seriousness of your experience because you were drinking when it happened.
8. Said you must have acted like you wanted sex at the time (e.g., led him on), but regret it now because you were drinking/drunk.
10. Asked you how you could remember what happened if you were drinking when happened; that it, they questioned your memory.
11. Said you shouldn't blame the perpetrator just because you made bad choices while drinking.
4-point Likert scale
Never - 0
Always - 4
*Items are reverse scored
A higher score indicates a higher frequency of negative reactions.
Relyea, M., & Ullman, S. E. (2015). Measuring social reactions to female survivors of alcohol-involved sexual assault: The Social Reactions Questionnaire-Alcohol. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(11), 1864-1887. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260514549054
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