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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

22

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 15-27

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2016

Abstract

Where rape exists, there are people who believe in cultural myths about rape causes and victims. Acceptance of these rape myths increases and decreases based on many predictors; the present study investigated how rape myth acceptance varied in different populations on the campus of a small, private, liberal arts university. Although overall rape myth acceptance on campus was relatively low, analyses revealed that female participant sex, knowing a victim, and being able to identify contextual sexual assaults were predictive of lower rape myth acceptance. Additional hypotheses and research questions were tested but showed non-significant results. The findings of this study can be used to advise faculty and staff regarding specific programs aimed at further lowering rape myth acceptance on campus; specific details and suggestions are discussed.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

Rape myth acceptance; sexual assault; campus climate

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

13 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 1 2016

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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