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Title: Rape myth acceptance : its role, importance, and psychometric measurement
Author: Johnson, Larissa Gabrielle
ISNI:       0000 0004 7226 9703
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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Rape myth acceptance (RMA) is an important psychological concept in the research, assessment, education, and treatment of sexual violence. The current thesis presents the role, importance, and psychometric measurement of RMA in research and practice. Chapter 1 presents and overview of RMA, highlighting its purpose in sexual violence literature. Chapter 2 presents a systematic review of the literature around adult male rapists’ levels of endorsement of RMA. Chapter 3 examines the psychometric properties of the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (IRMA; Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999), a widely used measure of RMA. Chapter 4 aims to establish the factor structure, dimensionality, and reliability of the IRMA. Chapter 5 draws together the main findings from previous chapters, providing implications for practice and research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Cayman Islands Government
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Foren.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; HQ The family. Marriage. Woman ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare