This study examined how rape myth acceptance among potential new sorority members is related to their self-efficacy to prevent sexual assault and perceptions of how their university would handle a sexual assault report. Results indicate that the more these women reported acceptance with common rape myths, the less efficacious they felt to prevent sexual assault and the less likely they were to believe the university would handle a sexual assault report adequately. Universities must therefore consider how to dispel dangerous rape myths among this unique population to ensure sorority women feel comfortable intervening in and reporting sexual assault incidents.
Ortiz, Rebecca R. Ph.D. and Thompson, Bailey Ph.D.
"Risky Recruitment: How Rape Myth Acceptance Among Potential New Sorority Members Is Related to Their Self-Efficacy to Prevent Sexual Assault and Perceptions of University Sexual Assault Reporting,"
Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice: Vol. 12:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol12/iss2/7