Rape myth acceptance: its role, importance, and psychometric measurement

Johnson, Larissa Gabrielle (2018). Rape myth acceptance: its role, importance, and psychometric measurement. University of Birmingham. Foren.Psy.D.

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Rape myth acceptance (RMA) is an important psychological concept in the research, assessment, education, and treatment of sexual violence. The current thesis presents the role, importance, and psychometric measurement of RMA in research and practice. Chapter 1 presents and overview of RMA, highlighting its purpose in sexual violence literature. Chapter 2 presents a systematic review of the literature around adult male rapists’ levels of endorsement of RMA. Chapter 3 examines the psychometric properties of the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (IRMA; Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999), a widely used measure of RMA. Chapter 4 aims to establish the factor structure, dimensionality, and reliability of the IRMA. Chapter 5 draws together the main findings from previous chapters, providing implications for practice and research.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Foren.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Foren.Psy.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: Other
Other Funders: Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, Cayman Islands
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/7935


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