An Assessment of College Students' Attitudes and Empathy toward Rape

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The purpose of this study was to assess rape attitudes and empathy levels of students at a university in North Texas. The Attitudes Toward Rape questionnaire and the Rape Empathy Scale were administered to 387 undergraduate students. Dependent variables were attitudes and empathy and independent variables were prior knowledge or experience as a rape victim, having female siblings, gender, marital status, and age. Significance was found between rape-intolerant attitudes and both prior experience as a victim (p < .001), and gender (p < .001). Significance was also found between empathy and experience as a rape victim (p < .035) and ... continued below

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Burke, Sloane C. (Sloane Christine) December 1998.

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The purpose of this study was to assess rape attitudes and empathy levels of students at a university in North Texas. The Attitudes Toward Rape questionnaire and the Rape Empathy Scale were administered to 387 undergraduate students. Dependent variables were attitudes and empathy and independent variables were prior knowledge or experience as a rape victim, having female siblings, gender, marital status, and age. Significance was found between rape-intolerant attitudes and both prior experience as a victim (p < .001), and gender (p < .001). Significance was also found between empathy and experience as a rape victim (p < .035) and gender (p < .032).

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Burke, Sloane C. (Sloane Christine). An Assessment of College Students' Attitudes and Empathy toward Rape, thesis, December 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279015/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .