“Rape Myths: Clinical Implications for Rape Victims and the Acceptance of Rape Myths among African-Americans”
by: Jhodi-Ann Michelle Bowie
The proposed study will attempt to reconcile questions regarding rape myth acceptance among African-Americans. The United States Department of Justice reported that approximately 284,000 individuals were victims of sexual violence in 2014 alone (Truman & Langton, 2015). Despite the prevalence of this crime, only about 34% of women in 2014 reported their victimization to the police. Several studies suggest that low reporting rates of rape and sexual assault crimes, as well as the low rates of arrests and convictions are in part due to a phenomenon known as “rape myths” (Chapleau & Oswald, 2013; Heath, Lynch, Fritch, & Wong, 2013; Cohn, Zinzow, Resnick, & Kilpatrick, 2013; Field, 1978; Grubb & Turner, 2014; Hilderbrand & Najdowski, 2015; Darwlnkel, Powel, & Tidmarsh, 2013; Gray, 2006). This manuscript begins with an overview of raoe myth acceptance and the clinical implications of rape myths for rape victims. The proposed study will examine how conformity to gender norms and sexist attitudes are related to increased levels of rape myth acceptance among men and women. Also, previous studies suggest that rape myth acceptance among African-Americans is in some way related to African American men and women’s unfair treatment in the realm of rape crimes (Crenshaw, 1994). The proposed study will investigate if experiences of racial discrimination influence rape myth acceptance among African-Americans. Further, the Influence of knowing a rape victim has also been shown in some cases to Impact individuals’ rape myth acceptance (Ellis, O’Sullivan, & Sowards, 1992; Gilmarten-Zena, 1987). The researcher proposes therefore, that having a close relationship with a rape victim will moderate the relationship between sexist attitudes and rape myth acceptance, such that closer relationships with rape victims will lessen the relationship between sexist attitudes and rape myth acceptance. This study will use the Conformity to Masculine and Feminine Norms Inventories, the Schedule of Racist Events, the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory, The updated Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale, as well as demographic and individual experiences measures to test these hypotheses. Descriptive and correlation statistics, regression analyses, and structural equation modeling techniques will be used to determine the relationships between variables.
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Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language & Literacy
Area of Focus Initiative presents:
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University of California, San Francisco, CA
“Intergenerational Imaging of Reading Networks”
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Helen Malone, The Ohio State University
Helen Malone, associate professor in The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology, will speak to CEHD students, faculty and staff Sept. 7 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Malone has taught students of all ages who have moderate to intensive disabilities and has been involved in special education teacher education both at the pre- and in-service levels. Her research focuses on teaching individuals with severe to profound disabilities new skills and the assessment and treatment of their challenging behaviors. In 2009, she began work on a U.S. Department of Education Steppingstones to Technology grant that focused on the development of video technology that can be used to teach new skills to students of transition age with severe developmental disabilities who may also have a significant hearing impairment. Malone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked in public schools, private educational behavioral programs and homes developing behavioral programs.
She will discuss video prompting to teach students with significant disabilities vocational and daily living skills.
The Distinguished Speaker Series brings cutting-edge researchers at the state and national levels to the college on the first Wednesday of each month. Presentations are held at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted) in the College of Education and Human Development Forum, room 1030.
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The College of Education and Human Development’s Office of International Programs has limited funding available for faculty involved in international projects. Proposals for the 2016-2017 CEHD Global Initiative Grant will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.
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