Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The primary purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between hypergender ideology and rape empathy. A sample of 157 college students completed a questionnaire packet containing demographic variables, the Hypergender Ideology Scale (HOS) and the Rape Empathy Scale (RES). It was predicted that those indicating stronger adherence to extreme stereotypic gender roles would report more empathy for the perpetrator rather than the victim of rape. It was also predicted that men would show stronger adherence to stereotypic gender roles and less victim empathy than women. Results show significant support for all predictions. Discussion involves implications that the link established between these constructs may contribute to the network of beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate rape in society.
BF1 .M63 v. 11 no. 1 2005
Okun, Erin E. and Osman, Suzaime L.
"The relationship between hypergender ideology and rape empathy among male and female college students,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 11:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol11/iss1/4