I was saving it for myself. I wonder what will happen now? Silent treatment The silent treatment is sometimes used as a control mechanism.
This paper examines adolescent attitudes about rape in order to develop curricular materials. It is found that adolescents exhibit conservative attitudes about gender roles, general rape myths, and victim issues.
Unfortunately, young women are least likely to contact law enforcement agencies; even so, the numbers are troubling Violence Against Women: The Increase of Rape, Youth Indicators indicated that 1.
Research findings support governmental studies. Walmsley and White found that In another study of adolescent victims, 45 were between ages 12 to 14; the remaining 77 were ages 15 to 17 Mann, A large number of rape offenders are adolescents.
There was no respite to this trend in the ensuing years. Much of our information comes from college-age students.
Evaluation of adolescent attitudes about rape reveal some illuminating findings. Construction of the survey instrument began with a literature review from which 65 items were extrapolated. Four adolescents assessed the items for readability.
The original test pool was sent to a review panel. The judges included high school health teachers, school counselors, a physician who works with rape victims, and rape crisis-center coordinators. The judges were asked to evaluate the items for content, clarity, readability, and appropriateness for the adolescent population.
The revised scale contained 25 items. The survey instrument was administered to six health education classes at a high school in northern West Virginia in which students ages were enrolled.
Parental permission was obtained for students to participate. On the day of administration, 13 students were absent, and 11 students were not included because of missing data, resulting in participants with completed instruments.
Responses to the survey instrument items ranged from one to five with a higher score indicating less conservative attitudes about rape. Mean score collectively was A certain amount of ambiguity can be assumed for items with scores of less than 4.
These students obviously were not uncomfortable with the notion of girls asking boys out on dates, but other gender questions 1, 4, 5, 18, and 20 elicited some confusion concerning male and female roles and perceptions.
A number of common rape myths were examined. Interestingly, most students disagreed with the notion that women can fight off a rapist, yet did adhere to myths about stranger rape 8pregnancy 9male rape Unfortunately, most confusion is related to female responsibility for rape such as manner of dress 12rape fantasy 6and provocation Victims of rape are often subject to intense scrutiny by society.
This holds true for the adolescent population in this study.
These students adhered to common misconceptions about court processes and victims, specifically sexual history 15victim responsibility 11and prosecution realities 9 and The status of the victim is also in question 7 and Students may not be aware of the rape reaction process as indicated by responses to items 13 and Obviously, it is not enough to educate only young women in prevention strategies.
Doing so would perpetuate the notion of female responsibility for avoiding rape victimization Felty et al. Additionally, since a growing number of rape perpetrators are male, the curriculum must include adolescent boys.
By addressing the sociocultural aspects of rape, students may learn to identify what constitutes exploitive nonconsensual sex, reject commonly held myths about rape and victims, and begin to adopt egalitarian belief systems that may decrease the incidence of rape.
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Oct 25, · Victims and Perpetrators. Research on sexual violence indicates that— Sexual violence may occur in any type of relationship, but most perpetrators of sexual assault are known to their victims. Among victims ages 18 to 29, two-thirds had a prior relationship with the offender.