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The Role of Psychopathy and Exposure to Violence in Rape Myth Acceptance.

Debowska, A, Boduszek, D, Dhingra, K, Kola, S and Meller-Prunska, A (2014) The Role of Psychopathy and Exposure to Violence in Rape Myth Acceptance. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (15). pp. 2751-2770. ISSN 1552-6518

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The main aim of the present study was to specify and test a structural model to examine the relationships between four psychopathy dimensions (Interpersonal Manipulation, Callous Affect, Erratic Lifestyle, and Antisocial Behavior), childhood exposure to violence, and rape myth acceptance while controlling for gender, age, sample type (prisoner vs. non-prisoner), and relationship status. Participants were a sample of non-offending adults (n = 319) recruited from the University of Security in Poznan, and a sample of prisoners (n = 129) incarcerated in Stargard Szczecinski Prison. Results indicated that the model provided a good fit for the data, and that Callous Affect and childhood exposure to violence had a significant positive effect on attitudes toward rape and rape victims. Theoretical and practical implications of our findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1602 Criminology, 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Natural Sciences & Psychology (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: Sage
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 12:33
DOI or ID number: 10.1177/0886260514553635
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4116
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