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ERIC Number: EJ792626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Current Perceptions of Marital Rape: Some Good and Not-So-Good News
Ferro, Christine; Cermele, Jill; Saltzman, Ann
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v23 n6 p764-779 2008
The current study extends previous research on marital rape and acceptance of general rape myths by comparing the perceptions of undergraduate college students (n = 85) to those of college alumni/ae (n = 44) who graduated from the same university three decades earlier. Participants read a hypothetical rape scenario that depicted the perpetrator as either the victim's husband or neighbor and completed three measures of different aspects of rape myth acceptance. Results indicated that although participants reported fairly low levels of support for different aspects of rape myths, certain rape myths were more strongly endorsed than were others. Furthermore, rape myth acceptance was stronger for marital rape than for acquaintance rape and for undergraduates than for college alumni/ae. Practical and theoretical implications of this study are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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