Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Sexual violence impacts individuals of every identity and permeates every sector of society. Rape myths are false beliefs which perpetuate rape culture and act as a predictor of the actual perpetration of sexual violence. By administering the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale and a male rape myth acceptance scale, this study investigates the interaction between gender identity and previous experience with sexual assault predicting acceptance of common male and female rape myths at Loyola University Chicago. The findings of this study suggest that gender identity and previous experience with sexual assault interact to predict endorsement of rape myths.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Tracy DeHart, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Supported By

The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

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Evaluating Rape Myth Acceptance on Loyola University Chicago Campus

Sexual violence impacts individuals of every identity and permeates every sector of society. Rape myths are false beliefs which perpetuate rape culture and act as a predictor of the actual perpetration of sexual violence. By administering the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale and a male rape myth acceptance scale, this study investigates the interaction between gender identity and previous experience with sexual assault predicting acceptance of common male and female rape myths at Loyola University Chicago. The findings of this study suggest that gender identity and previous experience with sexual assault interact to predict endorsement of rape myths.