CULTURAL BELIEFS ABOUT RAPE AND VICTIMS‘ RESPONSE IN THREE ETHNIC GROUPS

Harriet P. Lefley, Clarissa S. Scott, Maria Liabre, Dorothy Hicks

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-632
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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