The Effects of Sports Media Exposure on College Students' Rape Myth Beliefs and Intentions to Intervene in a Sexual Assault

  title={The Effects of Sports Media Exposure on College Students' Rape Myth Beliefs and Intentions to Intervene in a Sexual Assault},
  author={Stacey J. T. Hust and Ming Lei and Chunbo Ren and Hua Chang and Anna Lazarova McNab and Emily Garrigues Marett and Jessica Fitts Willoughby},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={762 - 786}
An online survey was fielded to freshmen living in residence halls at a northwestern university in the United States. Structural equation modeling was used to investigate the structure of relationships among exposure to mainstream sports media, rape myth acceptance, and intentions to intervene in sexual assault situations while controlling for gender traits. Given that prior research suggests men and women differ in their beliefs about sexual assault, analyses were performed on male (n = 111… Expand
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