ERIC Number: ED222533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-23
Reference Count: 0
Beliefs About Rape and Women's Social Roles.
Costin, Frank; And Others
The hypothesis that views of rape which place women at a disadvantage are positively related to beliefs which restrict the rights and roles of women in our society is tested. Two scales, the R scale and the W scale, based on a survey of beliefs about rape (Hubert Feild) and the attitudes toward women's scale (Janet Spence and Robert Helmreich), were administered as a single instrument. Subjects were 762 female and male undergraduates and employed men and women (representing mainly technical, managerial, and professional positions). For each group, product moment correlations between responses on the scales consistently supported the hypothesis. The constructed scale is appended. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Role Range
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23, 1982).