Rape myth acceptance in the Deep South

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dc.contributor Witte, Tricia H.
dc.contributor Johnson, Ida M.
dc.contributor.advisor Prohaska, Ariane
dc.contributor.author Rocker, Dixie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:36:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:36:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002055
dc.identifier.other Rocker_alatus_0004M_12453
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2446
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The current study explores the relationship between rape myth acceptance and masculinity in the Deep South. Rape myth acceptance has been studied in great detail, with many researchers asserting that the greatest predictor for rape myth acceptance is gender. However, no previous research has examined how southern masculinity is related to rape myth acceptance. In this study, I analyzed the relationships between masculinity and rape myth acceptance in the South using the updated Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (IRMA), which measures belief systems that endorse a culture of sexual violence (Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999; McMahon & Farmer, 2011) and the Conformity to Masculinity Norms Inventory (CMNI), which measures men’s conformity to masculine norms (Burns & Mahalik, 2008), controlling for all relevant variables. Results from this study do not support a relationship between masculinity, rape myth acceptance, and the Deep South. The current study contends that future research needs to develop a specific and comprehensive measure of southern masculinity that captures what it truly means to be a man from the Deep South.
dc.format.extent 73 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Criminology
dc.subject.other Gender studies
dc.title Rape myth acceptance in the Deep South
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Criminal Justice
etdms.degree.discipline Criminal Justice
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.

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