Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

David L. Vogel

Abstract

This study experimentally investigates the influence of different norms regarding the acceptability of sexual coercion, over-perceptions of sexual intentions in casual interactions with women, as well as an interaction of these factors on self-reported likelihood to engage in sexual assault. Results of a logistic regression showed significantly increased odds of reporting likelihood to engage in sexual assault when male college students were exposed to rape-conducive normative messages and also perceived high sexual intentions in a woman. Implications and limitations of this research are discussed.

Copyright Owner

Sarah Edwards

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-06

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

94 pages

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Psychology Commons

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