Labeling Sexual Victimization Experiences: The Role of Sexism, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Tolerance for Sexual Harassment

@article{LeMaire2016LabelingSV,
  title={Labeling Sexual Victimization Experiences: The Role of Sexism, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Tolerance for Sexual Harassment},
  author={Kelly L. LeMaire and D. Oswald and B. Russell},
  journal={Violence and Victims},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={332 - 346}
}
  • Kelly L. LeMaire, D. Oswald, B. Russell
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Violence and Victims
  • This study investigated whether attitudinal variables, such as benevolent and hostile sexism toward men and women, female rape myth acceptance, and tolerance of sexual harassment are related to women labeling their sexual assault experiences as rape. In a sample of 276 female college students, 71 (25.7%) reported at least one experience that met the operational definition of rape, although only 46.5% of those women labeled the experience “rape.” Benevolent sexism, tolerance of sexual harassment… CONTINUE READING
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