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Blame attributions of rape victims: Effects of victims' sex, sexual orientation, and rape seriousness

Conference paper
Authors Leif Strömwall
Sara Landström
Published in 18th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law Maastricht 2-5 July 2008
Publication year 2008
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Keywords Victim blame, attitudes, rape
Subject categories Psychology

Abstract

The daunting observation that victims of rape often are held responsible for their assault has primarily been examined with heterosexual female victims of a male attacker. Much less is known about men as victims or the effects of sexual orientation of the victim (Davies & Rogers, 2006). We expected more blame attributed to male victims in general and to homosexual males and heterosexual females in particular. Employing a vignette type of study, we recruited adults (N = 107 at time of submission) to participate in an experiment with a 2 (sex of participant) x 2 (sex of victim) x 2 (sexual orientation of victim) x 2 (degree of rape seriousness) between-subjects design, and several measures of blame attribution as dependent variables. Preliminary analyses from the ongoing data collection suggest, among other results, that male victims are held more responsible. The theoretical implications and practical applications will be discussed.

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