Rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity - Expected dominance versus expected arousal as mediators in acquaintance-rape situations.

Chiroro, Patrick and Bohner, Gerd and Viki, G. Tendayi and Jarvis, Christopher I. (2004) Rape myth acceptance and rape proclivity - Expected dominance versus expected arousal as mediators in acquaintance-rape situations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19 (4). pp. 427-442. ISSN 0886-2605 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Individuals who are high in rape myth acceptance (RMA) have been found to report a high proclivity to rape. In a series of three studies, the authors examined whether the relationship between RMA and self-reported rape proclivity was mediated by anticipated sexual arousal or anticipated enjoyment of sexually dominating the rape victim. Results of all three studies suggest that the anticipated enjoyment of sexual dominance mediates the relationship between RMA and rape proclivity, whereas anticipated sexual arousal does not. These findings are consistent with the feminist argument that rape and sexual violence may be motivated by men's desire to exert power over women. Theoretical and practical implications of our findings are discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: motives for sexual violence; rape myths; rape proclivity; sexual arousal; sexual dominance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 17:47
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 08:21
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4170 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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