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Rape myth acceptance, sexual trauma history, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20065314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prediction of false rape-related beliefs (rape myth acceptance [RMA]) was examined using the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999) among a nonclinical sample of 258 male and female college students. Predictor variables included measures of attitudes toward women, gender role identity (GRI), sexual trauma history, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. Using linear regression and testing interaction effects, negative attitudes toward women significantly predicted greater RMA for individuals without a sexual trauma history. However, neither attitudes toward women nor GRI were significant predictors of RMA for individuals with a sexual trauma history. PTSD did not moderate RMA's relationship with attitudes toward women and GRI. This study has clinical implications for treatment as well as for the development of rape myth-dispelling programs.
Authors:
Shannon N Baugher; Jon D Elhai; James R Monroe; Matt J Gray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interpersonal violence     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1552-6518     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interpers Violence     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-30     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700910     Medline TA:  J Interpers Violence     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2036-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Crime Victims / psychology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Gender Identity
Humans
Illinois
Linear Models
Male
Prejudice*
Rape / psychology*
Social Perception*
Stereotyping
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*
Students / psychology*

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