Sawyer, Robin G.; Thompson, Estina E.; Chicorelli, Anne Marie
March 2002
American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
This study was an attempt to develop a better understanding about rape myth attitudes among a convenience sample of 704 intercollegiate student athletes from five different universities. Regression analyses indicated that higher rates of rape myth acceptance were identified in male athletes, male freshmenlsophomore athletes, male athletes who played a team-based versus individual sport, and, male athletes who participated in division one versus division two athletic programs. The study concludes that student athletes are not a homogenous group with regard to rape myth acceptance, and the study provides recommendations for date rape prevention programming and future research.


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