Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study examined empathy with a hypothetical rapist based on experimentally varied type of rape (stranger; acquaintance), participant perpetration experience, and gender. Undergraduate students (115 male, 206 female) completed the Rape Perpetrator Empathy-During Subscale and Sexual Experiences Survey. Hypotheses were partially supported. Sexual perpetrators (of acquaintances) reported greater empathy than nonperpetrators, and men reported greater empathy than women. Type of rape was not significant. Findings support past research, but more data from rapists is needed.
BF1 .M63 v. 21 no. 1 2015
Orth, Ruby L. and Osman, Suzanne L.
"Perpetration experience and gender predicting empathy with a stranger or acquaintance rapist,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 21:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol21/iss1/6