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Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(7), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8070060

“Good Guys Don’t Rape”: Greek and Non-Greek College Student Perpetrator Rape Myths

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School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
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The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
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The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
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Received: 12 March 2018 / Revised: 27 April 2018 / Accepted: 22 June 2018 / Published: 27 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sexual Violence on College Campus)
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The current study examined sexual assault perpetrator rape myths among college students, and in particular Greek students. Fraternity men are overrepresented among sexual assault perpetrators, while sorority women are at increased risk for victimization of sexual assault. The current study examined Greek-affiliated and non-Greek-affiliated perceptions of perpetrator rape myths among 892 college students; 58% of the sample was Greek-affiliated. Men and Greek-affiliated students reported higher agreement on stereotypes than women and non-Greek-affiliated students regarding perpetrator rape myths. Specifically, fraternity men reported higher stereotypical perceptions compared to all women and non-affiliated men, while there was no difference between sorority and non-affiliated women. View Full-Text
Keywords: perpetrator rape myths; fraternity men; sorority women; college campus perpetrator rape myths; fraternity men; sorority women; college campus
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Martinez, T.; Wiersma-Mosley, J.D.; Jozkowski, K.N.; Becnel, J. “Good Guys Don’t Rape”: Greek and Non-Greek College Student Perpetrator Rape Myths. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 60.

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