Abstract

Abstract:

We analyzed data from 6 focus groups held with undergraduate students at a large public Northeastern university for evidence of rape myths (RMs). Students spontaneously articulated 6 types of RMs in categories including excusing perpetrators, trivializing sexual assault incidents, and blaming victims. The findings indicate that despite continued efforts on college campuses to eliminate or reduce students' RM endorsement, these beliefs continue to exist among undergraduate students. Additionally, often students articulated RMs that were subtler than RMs measured with frequently used instruments, such as scale-based questionnaires.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 439-455
Launched on MUSE
2018-07-19
Open Access
No
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