Biased processing as a function of attitude accessibility : applications to sexual aggression

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Patricia Lyn Niles Donat (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jacquelyn W. White

Abstract: The accessibility of rape-supportive attitudes was measured to examine differences in the strength of attitude relations among self-reported sexually aggressive men. Attitude-perception and attitude-behavior relations were hypothesized to be stronger for men whose attitudes were highly accessible. Accessibility was determined by measuring the response latencies to attitudinal inquiries. The results indicated that the relation between rape-supportive attitudes and perceptions of manipulative intent were significantly stronger among men whose attitudes were highly accessible. The same trend was evident in the relations between rape-supportive attitudes and sexually aggressive behavior, however the relations were not significantly different.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Acquaintance rape
Dating violence

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