MARIA L TESTA

Summary

Affiliation: University at Buffalo
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Does sexual victimization predict subsequent alcohol consumption? A prospective study among a community sample of women
    Maria Testa
    University at Buffalo, Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2926-39. 2007
  2. pmc Husband and wife alcohol use as independent or interactive predictors of intimate partner violence
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:268-76. 2012
  3. pmc Prospective prediction of women's sexual victimization by intimate and nonintimate male perpetrators
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, New York, NY 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:52-60. 2007
  4. pmc Effect of precollege drinking intentions on women's college drinking as mediated via peer social influences
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:575-82. 2009
  5. pmc Alcohol consumption and women's vulnerability to sexual victimization: can reducing women's drinking prevent rape?
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1349-76. 2009
  6. pmc Preventing college women's sexual victimization through parent based intervention: a randomized controlled trial
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Prev Sci 11:308-18. 2010
  7. pmc Alcohol and sexual risk behaviors as mediators of the sexual victimization-revictimization relationship
    Maria Testa
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:249-59. 2010
  8. pmc Advancing the study of violence against women using mixed methods: integrating qualitative methods into a quantitative research program
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Violence Against Women 17:236-50. 2011
  9. pmc Female intimate partner violence perpetration: stability and predictors of mutual and nonmutual aggression across the first year of college
    Maria Testa
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Aggress Behav 37:362-73. 2011
  10. pmc Naturally occurring changes in women's drinking from high school to college and implications for sexual victimization
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:26-33. 2012

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Does sexual victimization predict subsequent alcohol consumption? A prospective study among a community sample of women
    Maria Testa
    University at Buffalo, Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2926-39. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that heavy drinking is relatively stable over time and that sexual victimization does not make a substantial independent contribution to heavy drinking among women in the general population...
  2. pmc Husband and wife alcohol use as independent or interactive predictors of intimate partner violence
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:268-76. 2012
    ..The current study examined the relative strength of husbands' and wives' alcohol use and alcohol dependence symptoms on the occurrence and frequency of husbands' and wives' IPV perpetration...
  3. pmc Prospective prediction of women's sexual victimization by intimate and nonintimate male perpetrators
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, New York, NY 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:52-60. 2007
    ..The finding that there are different risk factors for sexual victimization from intimates versus nonintimates suggests the need for tailored prevention strategies...
  4. pmc Effect of precollege drinking intentions on women's college drinking as mediated via peer social influences
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:575-82. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that the effects of drinking intentions on college first and second semester HED would be mediated by first semester social norms and drinking pressure...
  5. pmc Alcohol consumption and women's vulnerability to sexual victimization: can reducing women's drinking prevent rape?
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:1349-76. 2009
    ..Applications of existing drinking prevention strategies to reducing women's sexual victimization are discussed...
  6. pmc Preventing college women's sexual victimization through parent based intervention: a randomized controlled trial
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Prev Sci 11:308-18. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Alcohol and sexual risk behaviors as mediators of the sexual victimization-revictimization relationship
    Maria Testa
    University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:249-59. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc Advancing the study of violence against women using mixed methods: integrating qualitative methods into a quantitative research program
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Violence Against Women 17:236-50. 2011
    ..This mixed methods approach is described and recommendations for integrating qualitative data into quantitative research are provided...
  9. pmc Female intimate partner violence perpetration: stability and predictors of mutual and nonmutual aggression across the first year of college
    Maria Testa
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Aggress Behav 37:362-73. 2011
    ..After accounting for T1 IPV, the only significant predictor of T2 IPV category was T1 psychological aggression, suggesting that this may be an appropriate target for IPV prevention efforts among college dating couples...
  10. pmc Naturally occurring changes in women's drinking from high school to college and implications for sexual victimization
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:26-33. 2012
    ..We examined the hypothesis that the association between college drinking and sexual victimization would be stronger for women with less high school drinking experience...
  11. pmc The role of women's alcohol consumption in managing sexual intimacy and sexual safety motives
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:665-74. 2006
    ..We predicted that, in a high- conflict social situation, alcohol would make it more difficult to recognize sexual assault risk, lowering intentions to resist sexual advances...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of men's alcohol consumption on perpetration of sexual aggression
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, 14203 Buffalo, NY, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 22:1239-63. 2002
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  13. ncbi request reprint Women's substance use and experiences of intimate partner violence: a longitudinal investigation among a community sample
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1649-64. 2003
    ..Experiences of intimate partner violence had a significant effect on subsequent relationship satisfaction, which was modestly associated with subsequent heavy episodic drinking but not with subsequent drug use...
  14. ncbi request reprint Does alcohol make a difference? Within-participants comparison of incidents of partner violence
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    J Interpers Violence 18:735-43. 2003
    ..Violent episodes that include alcohol may be more severe and more mutually violent than sober episodes. Discrepancies between husband and wife reports may reflect differences in recall or self-serving biases...
  15. ncbi request reprint The role of women's substance use in vulnerability to forcible and incapacitated rape
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:756-64. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint The role of victim and perpetrator intoxication on sexual assault outcomes
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:320-9. 2004
    ..The current study was designed to examine the impact of perpetrator and victim substance use on the sexual assault outcomes of penetration and victim injury...
  17. ncbi request reprint The role of substance use in male-to-female physical and sexual violence: a brief review and recommendations for future research
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    J Interpers Violence 19:1494-505. 2004
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  18. pmc Childhood sexual abuse, relationship satisfaction, and sexual risk taking in a community sample of women
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, NY 14203, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:1116-24. 2005
    ..Elevated sexual risk behaviors among CSA survivors reflect difficulty in establishing stable and safe relationships and may be reduced by interventions aimed at improving intimate relationships...
  19. pmc Understanding alcohol expectancy effects: revisiting the placebo condition
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 30:339-48. 2006
    ..Kenneth Leonard provided concluding remarks on the meaning of placebo effects and the value of placebo conditions in research...
  20. ncbi request reprint The impact of sexual assault history and relationship context on appraisal of and responses to acquaintance sexual assault risk
    Carol Vanzile-Tamsen
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    J Interpers Violence 20:813-32. 2005
    ..The primary influence on appraisal and responses was perpetrator intimacy. Women facing advances within a more intimate relationship were less likely to appraise those advances as threatening and less likely to resist...
  21. pmc Relationship-specific alcohol expectancies in couples with concordant and discrepant drinking patterns
    Jaye L Derrick
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203 1016, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71:761-8. 2010
    ..The current research examines the association between the configuration of partners' drinking and relationship-specific alcohol expectancies...
  22. pmc Can parents prevent heavy episodic drinking by allowing teens to drink at home?
    Jennifer A Livingston
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, United States
    Addict Behav 35:1105-12. 2010
    ..Path analysis revealed that the relationship between alcohol permissiveness and college HED was mediated via perceptions of parental alcohol approval...
  23. pmc A measurement model of women's behavioral risk taking
    Carol Vanzile-Tamsen
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Health Psychol 25:249-54. 2006
    ..Negative affect had smaller, yet still significant, effects. Impulsivity and anxiety were unrelated to sexual health risk domains...
  24. pmc The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual assertiveness
    Jennifer A Livingston
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
    Violence Against Women 13:298-313. 2007
    ..The effect of recent sexual victimization on subsequent sexual assertiveness also was replicated prospectively. These findings suggest that strengthening sexual assertiveness may help reduce vulnerability to future victimization...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on infant mental development: a meta-analytical review
    Maria Testa
    Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:295-304. 2003
    ..Although research on fetal alcohol exposure has had a significant effect on social norms and public policy, there has been little quantitative review of this literature...

Research Grants16

  1. Men's Alcohol Use and Perpetration of Sexual Aggression
    MARIA L TESTA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Study findings can aid in the development of efficacious sexual aggression prevention programs that target men's alcohol consumption. ..
  2. Alcohol, Relationship Conflict, and Intimate Partner Violence
    Maria Testa; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Considering the proximal relationship between alcohol consumption and relationship conflict is expected to provide important insight into the causal mechanisms underlying the alcohol-intimate partner violence relationship. ..
  3. Preventing Alcohol-Related STD/HIV and Assault
    Maria Testa; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Alcohol and Women's Responses to Aggression
    Maria Testa; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The role of several potential covariates: liking for man, assertiveness, alcohol expectancies, and previous aggression, also will be considered. ..
  5. ALCOHOL, HIV RISK BEHAVIORS AND VICTIMIZATION
    Maria Testa; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These findings will supplement the findings of the panel study with information on the proximal effects of alcohol consumption on perceptions and behaviors relevant to victimization. ..
  6. Alcohol, Relationship Conflict, and Intimate Partner Violence
    MARIA L TESTA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Considering the proximal relationship between alcohol consumption and relationship conflict is expected to provide important insight into the causal mechanisms underlying the alcohol-intimate partner violence relationship. ..