Social Perception of Rape Victims in Dating and Married Relationships: The Role of Perpetrator's Benevolent Sexism

Duran, Mercedes and Moya, Miguel and Megias, Jesus L. and Viki, G. Tendayi (2010) Social Perception of Rape Victims in Dating and Married Relationships: The Role of Perpetrator's Benevolent Sexism. Sex Roles, 62 (7-8). pp. 505-519. ISSN 0360-0025. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Two hypothetical scenario studies examined how situational, perpetrator, and observer factors affect blame towards rape victims. In Study 1, Spanish high school students (N = 206) read about a rape committed by a boyfriend or husband who was described as benevolently sexist or not. Study 2 (N = 201 British college students) replicated and extended Study 1 by adding a condition in which the rapist was described as a hostile sexist. In both studies, participants' benevolent sexism scores predicted more victim blame when the rapist was described as a husband (but not a boyfriend) who held benevolently sexist attitudes. Study 2 showed that participants' hostile sexism scores predicted more victim blame when the rapist was described as a hostile sexist.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Tendayi Viki
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2010 12:15
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 11:22
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26182 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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