Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 1 2016
Crall, Patrice and Goodfriend, Wind
"She asked for it: statistics and predictors of rape myth acceptance,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 22:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol22/iss1/4