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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

26

Number

2

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Prior studies have examined connections between homophobia and rape myth acceptance. While homophobia has not been found to be a significant mediator, conformity to rigid male gender roles is theorized to correlate with rape myth acceptance, or victim blaming. The current study surveyed 60 men regarding rape myth acceptance and adherence to traditional male gender roles. Participants were also presented a scenario of man-on-man sexual assault. Data was analyzed to determine relationships between gender role conformity, victim/perpetrator sexual orientation, and victim blaming. Three hypotheses regarding association between rates of gender role conformity, the sexual orientations of perpetrator/victim and levels of victim blame are examined. Analysis revealed partial support and demonstrated a novel effect of perpetrator orientation on victim blaming.

Keyword

rape myth; sexual violence; gender roles; psychology of men

Document Type

articles

DCMI Type

Text

Language

English

Rights

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

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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