Cultural definitions of rape were assessed among 101 African-American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white female rape victims and 89 nonvictims matched for ethnicity, age, marital status, and socioeconomic status. Hispanics scored highest and whites lowest both in perceived community victim-blaming and in victims' psychological distress. Social and treatment implications are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Psychology (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health