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ERIC Number: EJ999400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Effect of Music Videos on College Students' Perceptions of Rape
Burgess, Melinda C. R.; Burpo, Sandra
College Student Journal, v46 n4 p748-763 Dec 2012
This paper examined the effect of sexualized portrayals of female artists in music videos on college students' perceptions of date rape. 132 college students were randomly assigned to view a music video that contained either high or low levels of sexuality and sexual objectification and were then asked to rate the guilt of the male in a scenario they read about a date rape between a high school boy and girl. Generally, the high sexualized/objectified music video had a greater effect on males' perceptions, decreasing their judgments of guilt and empathy for the victim. Additionally, the females in the high sexualized/objectified condition were more likely to rate the female as responsible for the date rape. The results are discussed in terms of rape myths and sex role stereotypes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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