Development and initial psychometric assessment of the rape avoidance inventory

  title={Development and initial psychometric assessment of the rape avoidance inventory},
  author={William F. McKibbin and T. Shackelford and Aaron T Goetz and Vincent M. Bates and Valerie G. Starratt and Emily J. Miner},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  • William F. McKibbin, T. Shackelford, +3 authors Emily J. Miner
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Abstract Rape is a traumatic event with severe consequences for women. Therefore, women may have evolved psychological mechanisms that motivate them to avoid circumstances linked with rape. We present the development and initial psychometric assessment of an inventory designed to assess women’s rape avoidance behaviors. In Study 1 ( N  = 99 ) , we conducted an act nomination procedure to identify specific behaviors for inclusion in a preliminary rape avoidance inventory. In Study 2 ( N  = 144… CONTINUE READING
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