Victim and Observer Characteristics as Determinants of Responsibility Attributions to Victims of Rape1

  title={Victim and Observer Characteristics as Determinants of Responsibility Attributions to Victims of Rape1},
  author={Barbara Krah{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of Applied Social Psychology},
  • B. Krahé
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Two field studies were conducted to investigate the influence of observer and victim characteristics on attributions of victim and assailant responsibility in a rape case. In the first study, male and female subjects completed a measure of rape myth acceptance and were presented with a rape account after which they were asked to attribute responsibility to victim and assailant. In the second study, a new sample was asked to attribute responsibility to victim and assailant on the basis of one of… 
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