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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

1

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 25-29

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1993

Abstract

The occurrences and attitudes about date rape were surveyed at a small Midwestern college campus. They were measured through a vignette in which a date rape occurred, and a survey which contained demographic questions, true/false and Likert scale items. The Likert items were divided into three types: 1) nine questions a date rapist would strongly agree with (male initiator items); 2) nine questions someone sophisticated about rape would strongly agree with (egalitarian items); and 3) three neutral questions (bystander items). From these items a male-initiator and egalitarian score was derived for each S. T-test results indicate that male Ss had a higher male-initiator score than female Ss, 1(329) = 2.04, a < .001, while female Ss had a higher egalitarian score than male Ss, t(328) = 1.18, a< .001. Pearson correlations also revealed a significant negative relationship between male-initiator and egalitarian scores, r = -.61, p_< .001; and a significant positive relationship between the age of the Ss and their egalitarian score, r = .14, p.= .006. This study advocates the need to dispel traditional myths concerning sex roles and date rape through rape awareness and open communication.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

5 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 1 no. 2 1993

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Psychology Commons

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