Women's reactions to a realistic rape portrayal and the influence of feminst identity and rape myth acceptance

MOspace/Manakin Repository

Breadcrumbs Navigation

Women's reactions to a realistic rape portrayal and the influence of feminst identity and rape myth acceptance

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4482

[+] show full item record


Title: Women's reactions to a realistic rape portrayal and the influence of feminst identity and rape myth acceptance
Author: Reinders, Gretchen, 1976-
Date: 2006
Publisher: University of Missouri--Columbia
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to expand knowledge regarding the effects of viewing sexually violent stimuli on college women. Specifically, this study is the first to examine women's reactions to a popular media depiction of a date/acquaintance rape scene. This study also examined if either feminist identity or rape myth acceptance was related to these reactions. Sixty college females enrolled at the University of Missouri were exposed to either a neutral film clip or one depicting a date/acquaintance rape. Anger, negative affect, and disempowerment were assessed, along with feminist identity and rape myth acceptance. Repeated measures ANOVAs demonstrated a significant interaction effect, in that women reported significantly higher feelings of anger and negative affect after viewing the rape scene. Significance was not reached for disempowerment. Rape myth acceptance and feminist identity did not influence women's affective responses. Implications for future research, prevention, and counseling are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4482
Other Identifiers: ReindersG-051606-D5573

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

[+] show full item record