The Influence of Aggressiveness on Rape-Myth Acceptance among University Students

Manpal Singh Bhogal, S. Corbett

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The detrimental effects of rape are well established. In order to support victims of rape in reporting sexual assault, the factors which predict rape myths need to be investigated. Aggression has been linked to sexual violence, but little is known about the role of aggressive behaviour in rape-myth acceptance. The present study aimed to investigate whether rape myths could be predicted by verbal aggression, physical aggression, hostility, anger or sex in a sample of 121 participants. A regression analysis found that an individual's sex and self-reported physical aggression significantly predicted rape-myth acceptance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-715
JournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
Issue number5
Early online date11 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • aggression
  • rape attitudes
  • rape-myth acceptance
  • sex


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